SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — One can only wonder what parenting skills lead a young man to indulge in criminal activity, but when siblings conspire to commit a series of crimes, that wonder might better be described as head-shaking amazement.
That would certainly be an apt response to the March 20th arrests of Santa Maria residents and brothers Jeremy Robles (22) and Jasen Robles (21) following a short-lived crime spree which began with an alleged pre-dawn car theft.
According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, Santa Maria police patrol units “responded to the report of a stolen vehicle” within Santa Maria city limits, and while doing so, were alerted to an armed robbery having moments earlier taken place nearby.
Responding to the robbery scene, officers discovered a male victim who reported that he had been accosted by “two suspects” who “demanded money before pepper spraying him and striking him in the head with a handgun.”
Shortly thereafter, another robbery report was received by 911 Emergency, whereupon responding officers were informed by the female victim that she had been accosted by “multiple subjects with a firearm” who demanded money before fleeing in a vehicle, the license number of which the female noted.
With the identity of the vehicle quickly determined, it was soon located and contact was made with the two brothers who were summarily taken into custody and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail where they were booked on multiple charges, including conspiracy, robbery, and vehicle theft, with their bail set at $100,000 each.
Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking