Two Wasco Men Arrested for Over a Dozen Central Valley Robberies

Two Wasco Men Arrested for Over a Dozen Central Valley Robberies

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects after a high speed chase in multiple counties ends in Lost Hills.

The full release can be seen below:

Between July 17, 2022, and July 24, 2022, thirteen armed robberies were committed at gas stations and restaurants located in Kern County, Tulare County, Madera County, and Fresno County. The suspects in all thirteen robberies matched the same clothing and build. The suspects were also seen arriving and fleeing each crime scene in a newer model black and grey Dodge Charger.

On July 25, 2022, the same suspects committed four armed robberies in the Madera and Fresno County area. Deputies from the Kings County Sheriff’s Department located and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the suspects fled at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle crashed in the Lost Hills area at a high rate of speed. Aron Corcuera (20) and Christian Rios (20) of Wasco were located with the vehicle and subsequently arrested. Detectives with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Persons Unit determined Corcuera and Rios were responsible for multiple robberies after conducting follow up investigations with Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, and the Madera Police Department.

Corcuera and Rios were treated for their injuries sustained in the vehicle accident. Both were booked into the Central Receiving Facility for multiple counts of armed robbery, evading, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is requested to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.