NORCO – A suspect believed to have robbed two businesses at gun point was arrested after officers reportedly discovered evidence of the crimes in her vehicles.
On Friday, April 8, 2016, at 8:56 a.m. a business, located in the 2000 block of River Road, in the city of Norco was reportedly robbed when a woman brandishing a handgun demanded money from employees. After collecting an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber then fled in a vehicle.
A similar robbery occurred to following Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 4:22 p.m. in the 1400 block of 6th Street. Again a female suspect held up employees with a gun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s press release, the suspect and vehicle in this robbery matched the description of the robbery on April 8, 2016. No victims were injured in either crime.
Personnel from the Riverside County Gang Task Force, on alert after the second robbery, spotted a vehicle matching the description of the one use in the crime, in the 1600 block of Hamner Avenue. The vehicle was stopped and an investigative detention was conducted. Officers determined that the female driver and only occupant of the vehicle was the suspect in both robberies. Evidence of the crimes was located inside the vehicle.
A follow up search warrant was served on the suspect’s residence, located in the 1100 block of Fallbrook Drive, in the city of Corona. During the investigation, additional items were seized linking the suspect to the robberies.
The suspect was identified as Amy Catherine Black, age 25, a resident of Corona. Black was charged with both robberies and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.