Man arrested for alleged role in Jurupa Valley cannabis shop robbery

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The last of four men accused in a holdup at a Jurupa Valley cannabis shop, where two people were shot, is behind bars, authorities said today.

Andrew Cage, 31, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery. He’s being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Prosecutors are reviewing the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s case against Cage, who if charged, will make his initial court appearance Tuesday at the Riverside Hall of Justice.

The suspect was the final alleged perpetrator apprehended for the August holdup and shooting. His three co-defendants were located and arrested in November and December.

Tyrale Lee Holley, 32, Kevin Anthony Washington, 28, and Maurice DeWayne Whitley, 32 — all of Jurupa Valley — are charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and sentence-enhancing gun, great bodily injury and gang activity allegations.

They’re scheduled to appear together for a felony settlement conference on Jan. 28.

Holley is being held in lieu of $2 million bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center, while Washington is being held on $1 million bail at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, and Whitley is at the Riverside jail, also being held on $1 million bail.

According to sheriff’s Sgt. Nathan Padilla, about 11:50 p.m. on Aug. 28, the men allegedly forced their way into the cannabis store in the 2700 block of Rubidoux Boulevard and opened fire on several employees while stealing cash and marijuana products.

The two employees struck by gunfire suffered life-threatening wounds, but have since recovered.

The defendants fled the business before deputies converged on it in response to 911 calls, Padilla said.

Thanks to security surveillance videotape and other leads, detectives eventually identified all of the alleged perpetrators, who are documented members of a Jurupa Valley street gang, the name of which was not disclosed, Padilla said.

Warrants were obtained over a two-month period, resulting in the men’s arrests, with the help of sheriff’s SWAT members, according to Padilla.