Plea bargain reached in Robertiroz robbery case
BARSTOW • A Barstow man has agreed to a plea deal in connection with a Robertiroz Mexican Restaurant robbery, according to court records.
Enrique Zuniga pled guilty to robbery Jan. 2 and was sentenced after the prosecution dropped a conspiracy charge, court records show.
Zuniga, 23, was sentenced to three years in state prison but had 323 days knocked off for time served and good behavior, court records show.
Zuniga, Miguel Rios and Anthony Torres were arrested March 27 for their alleged involvement in a robbery-by-gunpoint at Robertiroz Mexican Restaurant on March 18.
According to previous reports, the victim told police he momentarily stepped outside of the restaurant. When he returned, the suspect was waiting inside where he confronted the employee with a handgun, demanded his wallet and stole money from the cash register. Zuniga, Torres and Rios pleaded not guilty.
Rios, 32, was charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and participating in a criminal street gang. Rios is currently in custody at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga in lieu of $100,000 and is next scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 16, according to court records.
Torres, 22, was charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime charge and is currently in custody at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino in lieu of $100,000.
A hearing regarding Torres’ mental competence to stand trial is scheduled for Feb. 10, court records show.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Barstow Police Department at 760-256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at 800-782-7463.
Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or JQuintero@DesertDispatch.com.