TEMPLETON — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office caught the suspect Anthony Pamfilo Espinoza, who was wanted in connection to an armed robbery of a gas station in Templeton.
On the evening of Friday, Dec. 14, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the Chevron gas station in the 700 block of Las Tablas Road in Templeton.
It was reported a suspect tried to steal some alcohol from that location. The owner confronted the suspect. At that time, the suspect pulled on a black mask and then threatened the owner by indicating he had a weapon, although no weapon was seen. The owner was able to take a photo of the suspect as he fled the scene. The loss from the store is unknown.
Approximately 15 minutes later, a vehicle believed to be associated with the suspect was located at the intersection of 15th and Spring Street in Paso Robles. Two people were detained but later released. The suspect was outstanding.
The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Anthony Pamfilo Espinoza. He was considered armed and dangerous.
On Sat. Dec. 15, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1800 block of Park Street in Paso Robles. At that location, the Paso Robles Police Department had detained the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery at the Chevron station in Templeton the previous day.
Anthony Espinoza had been identified as the suspect who had stolen liquor from the Chevron station in the 700 block of Las Tablas Road in Templeton on Dec. 14.
Espinoza was arrested without incident for attempted robbery and was booked into the County Jail.