Additional Robbery Suspect Arrested

Date:

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Jeff Cryder

File# O232100018

Update:

During the investigation, deputies identified the second suspect involved in the robbery as Lucero Cagno, a 33-year-old resident of Indio. She was identified as one of the females who lured the victim to the vehicle.

On August 23, 2023, the Rancho Mirage Special Enforcement Team located and arrested Cagno in the city of Coachella. Cagno was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center for robbery, conspiracy, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, and possession of an expandable baton.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Deputy Paull at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station at 760-578-4275.

Details:

On July 29, 2023, deputies from the Palm Desert Sheriff Station responded to a robbery that occurred in the area of Ramon Road and Thousand Palm Canyon Road, in unincorporated Thousand Palms. The investigation revealed the victim was contacted by a female suspect at an establishment in the 32200 block of Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage and lured into a vehicle in the parking lot. Two additional suspects were in the vehicle and the victim left the area with the 3 suspects. The driver of the vehicle was described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic male, with several tattoos covering his head and body. One of the females was described as a Hispanic female adult in her 30’s and the other was described as a white female adult in her 40’s. After driving the victim to the area of Ramon Road and Thousand Palms Canyon Road, the driver of the vehicle brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded all the victim’s belongings. Deputies obtained a description of the suspect vehicle and were later able to identify the driver as Nicholas Tyler Young, a 31-year-old resident of Palm Springs.

On August 2, 2023, the Rancho Mirage Special Enforcement Team located and arrested Young during a traffic stop in the parking lot of a business, located in the 68000 block of Ramon Road, in Cathedral City. Young was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center for a parole violation, robbery and conspiracy.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Deputy Paull at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station at 760-578-4275.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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