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Police arrest second suspect linked to two Indio robberies

INDIO, Calif. - A second man suspected in an attempted robbery at a Domino's Pizza and a robbery at Dollar Tree in August has been arrested.

According to Indio Police, Anthony Quintana was out on bail at the time of the Aug. 8th crimes.

The Imperial County Narcotics Task Force and Mexican authorities helped take Quintana into custody on Tuesday night.

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18-year-old Angel Fernandez of Coachella and Quintana first entered the Domino's Pizza and acted nonchalant, like "just another pair of customers,'' a witness working the register told police. Quintana then allegedly approached the register and displayed either a gun or knife,'' while Fernandez "stood by in the background,'' according to a declaration in support of an arrest warrant.

Seven minutes later, the Dollar Tree was robbed at knifepoint of about $300 in cash, according to police. The suspects were identified via surveillance footage at the Dollar Tree, and were picked out by clerks at both businesses in photographic lineups conducted by Indio police.

Fernandez pleaded guilty on Aug. 21 and was immediately sentenced to five years in state prison.

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Quintana is being held at the Riverside County Jail and is waiting arraignment at the Imperial County Sheriff's Office.

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