Robbery Suspects Sentenced

 

Robbery Suspects Sentenced

Ripon Ca. – Five Robbery Suspects have been sentenced to multi-year prison terms as the result of successful prosecutions regarding a failed Ripon robbery in 2014.

On 08-06-14, Ripon officers responded to the Ripona Market regarding a 911 call reporting a violent armed take-over robbery. Gunmen pistol-whipped the clerk and fled the area with cash and property. Ripon officers arrived on scene within minutes.

Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde captured one fleeing suspect near the Main Street over-cross. Two suspects attempted to break through the police perimeter on Manley Rd. and officers were involved in a foot pursuit. Lieutenant Steve Merchant arrested a second fleeing suspect on Manley Rd. A third suspect was found hiding in a shed on Wells Ct. He was taken into custody by Officer Kenny Steele. Detectives Gordon West and Alex Burgos developed information leading to the arrest of a fourth suspect in Modesto. A fifth suspect was located by FTO Ken Husman. He was questioned at the Ripon Police Department by Detective Sergeant Terri Jensen and he was taken into custody. Stolen cash and property were recovered.

One of the suspects, Yousef Foadmohssen Elsumari, was found to be related to the owner of the Ripona Market, and Yousef worked as a part-time employee there before the robbery.

The following suspects were all convicted on robbery charges: and have been sentenced to multi-year prison terms.

• Yousef Foadmohssen Elsumari (19) of Modesto
• Christian Jeffrey Hudec (19) of Modesto
• Felix Alberto Reyes (18) of Modesto
• Elijah Lee Wethington (18) of Modesto
• Laron Calvin Williams (18) of Modesto

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P.I.O. – Lieutenant Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336
209-599-2102 Business
209-599-4034 FAX
Smerchant@cityofripon.

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