Ash Fork, Arizona

From Phoenix’ of April 17, 2007

Store Owner Holds Suspected Burglars At Gunpoint

Two Florida men were arrested in Ash Fork after Yavapai County sheriff’s deputies found them being held at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Texaco gas station, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said.

Deputies were called to the Texaco around 12:30 a.m. Monday on reports of a burglary in progress.

When they arrived, they said they found the owner of the store holding 49-year-old Juan Luis Ruiz and 38-year-old Angel Borges Sanchez at gunpoint.

The owner told the deputies he’d found the men at the diesel pumps with the service panel off. The men had keys to the panel that no one but a technician should have had, deputies said.

According to deputies, the men said they’d had trouble getting their credit cards to work, but neither man was found in possession of credit cards or any other form of payment.

Ruiz and Sanchez were arrested on charges of felony trespass, possession of burglary tools and third-degree burglary. Bond for each was set at $25,000.


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