San Diego County Sheriff's deputies arrested two males in connection with the armed robbery of a gas station in Vista. One of the suspects was a 16-year-old.
According to the Sheriff's Department, the two suspects entered the Chevron at the 1500 block of S. Melrose Drive in Vista Tuesday morning and demanded cash while pointing a gun at the store clerk. They removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before fleeing the business.
Drew Viramontes, 18, and another 16-year-old male were arrested several blocks away and face charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime. Viramontes was also charged with committing a felony while out on bail and the juvenile suspect was charged for carrying a switchblade knife.
A BB-style gun mocking the look of a real gun was located during a follow-up investigation by Vista authorities and the investigation is ongoing.