Ten pounds of marijuana were stolen at gunpoint during a drug deal in Santa Rosa Tuesday night, a Santa Rosa police sergeant said. The robbery was reported around 11:45 p.m. to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, but it was later determined it occurred in the area of West Third Street and Fulton Road in Santa Rosa, police Sgt. Eric Goldschlag said.
The victims told the sheriff’s deputies they were robbed at gunpoint during a marijuana transaction, and they gave deputies a description of the suspects’ vehicle, Goldschlag said. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the suspects’ car and stopped it on U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Rosa within 10 minutes of the original report of the robbery, Goldschlag said.
Ten pounds of processed marijuana were found inside the vehicle, Goldschlag said. The victims positively identified the vehicle and the two suspects, who are gang members, Goldschlag said. Deputies then notified Santa Rosa police when it was determined the robbery happened in Santa Rosa.
Santa Rosa police took over the investigation and identified a third suspect, Goldschlag said. Police arrested David Andrew Martinez, 32, and Bradley Alan Bartholdy, 27, both of Santa Rosa, and Ruben Quiroz, 27, a transient, Goldschlag said. They were booked in the Sonoma County jail for robbery, possession of marijuana for sale and gang enhancements.
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