Armed Robbery Series, Pursuit, Both Suspects Arrested


Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Dave Tinker

File # PE230570080, PE230570086, and PE230570090


On Sunday, February 26, 2023, between 08:01 P.M. and 9:16 P.M., deputies from the Perris Station responded to three separate armed robbery calls occurring near the 500 Block of W. 4th Street, the 400 Block of W. Nuevo Road, and the 1400 Block of S. A Street, all in the city of Perris. Deputies arrived on-scene and learned the two suspects, later identified as Angel Ortega (31 years of Fresno) and Victor Ortega (29 years of Perris), pulled up to the victims in their vehicle, brandished a firearm, and demanded their property before fleeing the different locations. The victims were robbed of various items including a cell phone, a wallet with cash, and a backpack. Video surveillance nearby revealed the suspect vehicle was a silver, 2019 Chevy Cruze (CA 8XPV650). About 9:38 P.M., deputies located the suspect vehicle near Ramona Expressway and Perris Blvd. and conducted a felony enforcement stop in the parking lot of a business near Walnut Avenue and Perris Blvd. The suspect vehicle appeared to stop, but then accelerated and side-swiped the deputy’s patrol unit before heading south on Perris Blvd. Deputies initiated a vehicle pursuit that lasted about a minute and terminated in a field just north of a business located in the 1800 Block of N. Perris Blvd when the suspect vehicle became stuck. Deputies detained both suspects after a brief chase on foot. The Perris Robbery Burglary Suppression Team (RBST) were called in and assumed the investigation. A search of the suspect vehicle revealed property belonging to the victims of all three robberies as well as two replica firearms. Angel and Victor Ortega were later transported and booked into the jail for multiple felony charges including Armed Robbery, Conspiracy, Felony Evading, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. This investigation is on-going.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call RBST Investigator Rooker at Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000.

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