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Three Arrested For Murphys Hotel Robbery

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Murphys, CA — Three Calaveras County residents have been arrested following an early Tuesday morning robbery at the Murphys Hotel.

A masked gunman entered the hotel and forced a janitor on duty into the kitchen where his hands were duct taped behind his back and a towel placed over his head.

The janitor told detectives that a second suspect then arrived to assist in taking money from a drawer. Officials were able to establish suspects based on surveillance footage that was caught during the incident.

Sgt. Dave Seawell says deputies found the vehicle involved and arrested 23 year old Jose Quinero of Arnold and 24 year old Erika Aguilar of Angels Camp. A third suspect was later tracked down and arrested in connection, 25 year old Jesus Alvarez of Arnold.

Written by BJ Hansen