Three arrested for armed robbery

By: Staff Report
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Folsom police arrested three armed robbery suspects Tuesday night after they allegedly robbed three people at the intersection of Willard Drive and Prairie City Road at gunpoint. At approximately 10 p.m., the three suspects drove up in a black sports utility vehicle to the three friends who were walking down the street and talked with them for a few minutes. One of the subjects in the front seat pulled a gun and demanded their wallets, according to a Folsom Police Department release. Folsom police responded to a 911 call made by one of the victims and began searching for the suspects. A police unit spotted the suspect vehicle traveling northbound on Folsom Boulevard and made vehicle stop near Folsom-Auburn Road and Hillswood Drive. The three suspects, Joshua Stephen Locke, 19, Heather Michelle Bell, 20, and Trevor Joseph Evanson, all from Rancho Cordova, were arrested without incident. A replica of a 9mm handgun was found in the vehicle. Locke and Bell were arrested on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Evanson was arrested on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, transportation of a false substance for sale and a probation violation. The victims wallets were recovered. During the past week, the Folsom Police Department has responded to three robberies, which have all resulted in arrests. “Our ability to quickly respond to crimes in progress is a direct result of the City’s ongoing commitment to public safety,” said Folsom Police Captain Larry Saunders, in a statement. “We constantly strive to ensure that Folsom continues to be one of the safest communities in the region.”