G.C. man arrested on robbery allegation

3/13/2013

By The Telegram

By The Telegram

A Garden City man has been arrested in connection with a Jan. 12 incident in which a Pizza Hut delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint.

According to a press release from the Garden City Police Department, Guillermo Vela, 27, 711 E. Santa Fe St., was arrested Saturday on an allegation of aggravated robbery.

On Jan. 12, a pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint, after being called to a Garden City neighborhood on a delivery order.

A preliminary investigation determined that someone allegedly called Pizza Hut and ordered a pizza to be delivered to a residence in the neighborhood. When the driver arrived, he allegedly was confronted by a man armed with a handgun, who demanded money from him. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money from the driver, the suspect fled the area.

According to a press release, two days after the robbery, officers responded to 711 E. Santa Fe. St. for a report that Vela allegedly had threatened a woman with a gun.

After S.W.A.T. team members conducted an exhaustive search and found Vela hiding in a small area of the attic, he was arrested on allegations of aggravated assault and interference with law enforcement.

During Vela's Jan. 14 arrest, certain items were found that led detectives investigating the robbery to believe he may be a suspect in the Jan. 12 incident.

Detectives continued to investigate Vela's possible link to the crime, and on Friday, he was arrested and lodged in the Finney County Jail on the aggravated robbery allegation.

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