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Two Bend men arrested in robbery at gunpoint at NE Bend apartment; police raid home, work to identify third suspect

Larios Gonzales in court
Deschutes County Circuit Court
Armed robbery suspects Jose Sanchez Larios, Emilio Garcia Gonzalez appeared in court Monday.
NE Pheasant Lane incident Bend Carey Greiner 6-23-2
Carey Greiner
Bend police raided home on NE Pheasant Drive where robbery victim's stolen car was found; two suspects were arrested when they arrived later at the home.

(Update: Adding video Both suspects appear in court, bail set at $500,000 for each)

Police say victim's wallet, car and cellphone stolen; car found at home on NE Pheasant Lane

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Two of three men wanted in a robbery at gunpoint Sunday afternoon at a northeast Bend apartment were arrested later when they arrived at a home where officers found the victim’s wallet, car and cellphone, along with three guns. Police said Monday they were working to identify the third suspect.

Officers were dispatched around 2:25 p.m. Sunday to a reported robbery at the apartments (formerly Fox Hollow, now Oasis at 2600) at 2600 NE Forum Drive, Communications Manager Sheila Miller said.

The victim told police three men robbed him at gunpoint in his apartment, taking his wallet, keys and cellphone, then drove away in his gray Nissan Versa Sedan, Miller said.

Miller said the robbery victim and suspects “are known to each other,” but she had no further information regarding how.

Shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday, police found the stolen car in the driveway of an unoccupied home in the 1700 block of NE Pheasant Lane.

The Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) and police detectives were called to the scene. Police applied for and were granted a search warrant for the home. Inside, they found the victim’s wallet, cellphone, car and car keys, along with two AR-style rifles and a handgun, Miller said.

Several hours later, two suspects, Emelio San Marcos Garcia Gonzalez, 35, and Jose Guadalupe Sanchez Larios, 34, both of Bend, returned to the Pheasant Lane home while officers were on scene.

Miller said they were arrested on suspicion of robbery, theft, car theft and criminal conspiracy and booked into the Deschutes County Jail.

Miller said the two men were arrested "many hours" after the crime occurred. Area resident Carey Greiner, who caught the pair's arrest on video, said there were "lots of police and two SWAT vehicles at the Pheasant Lane scene, with "numerous children" in the suspects' vehicle.

Each suspect was set for arraignment Monday afternoon on 10 initial charges - two counts each of first-degree robbery with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing, along with first- and second-degree theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle and criminal conspiracy.

Court records show Garcia Gonzalez indicated he lives at the Pheasant Lane address and Sanchez Larios at an address on Murphy Road.

Sanchez Larios appeared for arraignment Monday afternoon with a Spanish language interpreter before Deschutes County Circuit Judge Raymond Crutchley, who did not have an attorney to appoint due to the public defender shortage.

Instead, he read each count to Sanchez Larios, agreed to prosecutors’ request to set bail at $500,000 and set another hearing in a week to check on the status of an attorney being appointed. Conditions include no use or possession of firearms and no contact with two named victims or two co-defendants in the case.

Later, it was a similar hearing for Garcia Gonzales, except for no need for an interpreter, with no public defender available, bail set at $500,000 and a status hearing in a week. Asked by Circuit Judge Raymond Crutchley if he could post the 10% of bail ($50,000) for his release, Garcia Gonzales said, "No - I don't have that much money."

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