Saijohnie Darnell Williams
MORENO VALLEY – The Moreno Valley Police Department’s Robbery Suppression Team arrested three suspects believed to be responsible for a series of robberies involving food delivery services.
On December 10th, 15th and 22nd, 2015, delivery drivers from various take-out restaurants attempted to deliver orders in the areas of the 14700 and 14900 block of Wintergreen Street, in the city of Moreno Valley. When the drivers arrived at the residences, they never made it to the door. The drivers found themselves surrounded by multiple subjects, who assaulted and robbed them of cash and stole their vehicles.
On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department were called to the 24700 block of Agusta Drive, in the city of Moreno Valley for a similar situation. A delivery driver noticed there were several subjects hiding near the address of his delivery, however, and notified the police before exiting his vehicle.
Officers arrived and detained three subjects. According to press release from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, officers were able to determine the subjects had ordered food delivered to a residence. While officers were on scene, a second delivery representative from an additional restaurant arrived and stated he was delivering an order to the same address.
Officers linked the previous robberies with the attempted robberies based on their similarities. Investigators were then able to develop additional leads linking the crimes together and ultimately recovered of some previously stolen property.
Saijohnie Darnell Williams, 18, of Moreno Valley was booked on charges of attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery. Additionally, two juveniles from Moreno Valley were booked on charges of 3 counts of carjacking, 2 counts of attempted robbery, and 5 counts of conspiracy to commit carjacking/robbery each.
The police encourage anyone with additional information regarding this investigation to contact Deputy Sinclair, at the Moreno Valley Police Department- Robbery Suppression Team by calling (951) 486-6700, or by email to MVPD@moval.org.