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Suspect in armed robbery at Pirate’s Cove charged with multiple felonies

Posted at 12:57 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 22:58:06-05

A Santa Maria man is facing felony charges in connection with an armed robbery at Pirate’s Cove last week.

The charges against Brayan ArellanoVazquez, 20, include robbery, attempted carjacking, and assault with a deadly weapon. It’s further alleged that the crimes were committed in association with a criminal street gang.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s officials say on the evening of Monday, Feb. 18, two people robbed a driver parked at the Pirate’s Cove parking lot at gunpoint and tried to steal the victim’s car. They also reportedly tried to rob another person but were unsuccessful.

Deputies arrested ArellanoVazquez and a 17-year-old a short time after.

According to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, if convicted of all charges, ArellanoVazquez faces a maximum of 28 years in state prison.

At last check, he remained in jail with bail set at $60,000.

ArellanoVazquez has not entered a plea. He is due back in court for further arraignment on March 5.

Brayan Arellano
Brayan ArellanoVazquez

 

Previous coverage:
Two arrested near Pirate’s Cove for armed robbery, attempted carjacking