Two Arrested for Armed Robbery in Visalia
Photo: Joshua Del Villar
Two suspects hung around a little too long, and a little too close to the scene of a robbery, and were arrested on April 17th for their connection to multiple armed robberies. The first robbery was at he Flyers Market on East Mineral King. Around 12:30 AM, two individuals wearing masks came into the store armed with a sawed-off shotgun. They made off with $200 in cash.
About 90 minutes later, Visalia Officers made their way to the 7-Eleven on West Walnut, less than 2 miles away from the Flyers Market. The 7-Eleven clerk reported the same modus operandi, two masked individuals with a sawed-off shotgun demanding cash. They left 7-Eleven with an undetermined amount of money before leaving the scene on foot.
As officers were taking the report at the 7-Eleven, dogs in the neighborhood just south of the store began barking. When they didn’t stop, they captured the attention of the officers and eventually led them to check out was causing the disturbance.
The barking was caused by the presence of 21-year old Joshua Del Villar, and a 17-year old Hispanic juvenile attempting to hide in a shed. A search of the shed procured evidence linking the males to the robberies. Both were arrested and booked, Del Villar into the Tulare county Pre-Trail Facility and the juvenile into the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Center. They each face two counts for armed robbery.
As of 04/18/2019, Del Villar remains in custody at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility with bail set at $160,000.
Photos from VPD