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2 Suspects Arrested Connected to Robbery in Thousand Palms

Riverside County Sheriff Deputies arrested 2 people suspected of being involved in a robbery in Thousand Palms.

38-year-old Francisco Leyva of Thousand Palms and 19-year old Nicholas Diaz of Coachella were taken into custody following a robbery investigation.

Left: Nicholas Diaz, Right: Francisco Leyva

The robbery happened Thursday, in front of the Circle-K at Ramon road and Monterey avenue.

We're told one of the suspects punched someone and took a necklace from that person.

During the investigation, Gang Task Force Officers say they recovered a handgun and methamphetamine.

Leyva and Diaz were booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

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