Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pechanga Resort & Casino Meeting Leads to Robbery at GUNPOINT

More on the criminal element at Pechanga's Casino.

A Moreno Valley resident who allegedly robbed a Temecula man at gunpoint when he asked for a ride home from a casino last week has been arrested, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies from the Perris Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery about 5 a.m. March 21 at the intersection of Whirlaway Street and Alysheba Street in Perris, Sgt. Kevin Smith said.

The victim was leaving the Pechanga Resort & Casino, around 3 a.m., when he asked the Moreno Valley man, who was later identified as 34-year-old Aeth Nivone, if he could give him a ride to his Temecula home, Smith said.

Nivone agreed to give the Temecula man a ride home, but instead drove him to the intersection in Perris and allegedly pointed a gun at the victim, demanded his money and personal property, then told him to get out of the car, Smith said.

Smith said the two had not met prior to that night. The Temecula man was not injured during the robbery.

After an investigation, Nivone was arrested without incident the following day. Nivone was booked for armed robbery.
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