Two of three arrested after CVS armed robbery

REDDING — Authorities today announced the arrest of two of three suspects they allege robbed a Redding CVS Pharmacy earlier this month.

After leading officers on a high-speed pursuit and eluding officials after abandoning their vehicle in Anderson, the two men who were apprehended fled to the Bakersfield area after the robbery, according to Redding PD officials. Officers are still searching for a third suspect, who has not yet been located.

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Redding Police Department began investigating the armed robbery around 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, Redding Police Lt. Levi Solada reported today. Victims reported three men had fled the area after robbing the pharmacy at gunpoint.

While responding to the scene, officers spotted the three suspects in a vehicle that was traveling southbound on I-5.

When officials attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver refused to yield and sped away; eventually abandoning their vehicle in the City of Anderson. Despite searching the area for the trio, the alleged suspects managed to elude capture that evening, according to Solada.

Officers say they arrested two Bakersfield men in connection with the Feb. 5 robbery of a Redding CVS Pharmacy. The third suspect is still outstanding.

Redding PD Investigators took over the investigation and obtained a search warrant for the vehicle the suspects abandoned after the pursuit.

As a result of the search, “numerous items of evidence” were recovered from the vehicle, according to the Lt.; who said “This helped lead to the identities of two of the armed robbers.”

The two men were identified as Vannoy Sutton, 21, and Daelen Robinson, 24. Both men reside in Bakersfield.  

As their investigation was continuing, on Feb. 13, investigators obtained arrest warrants for both Sutton and Robinson.

Officers located and arrested Vannoy Sutton, who was already in a Kern County jail on unrelated charges, and Daelen Robinson. Both are currently awaiting extradition back to Shasta County.

Investigators soon learned that Robinson had already been arrested in Bakersfield on unrelated charges and was still in custody at the Kern County Jail; where he was re-arrested based on the robbery warrant.

Working with Bakersfield PD investigators, officials also located Sutton yesterday afternoon and arrested him on Redding PD’s outstanding robbery warrant. 

“Both suspects are currently being held in the Kern County Jail and are awaiting extradition to Shasta County for the CVS robbery,” Solada explained, saying, “Investigators are continuing their investigation to identify the last outstanding suspect and bring him to justice.”

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Redding Police Department Investigations Division at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 20R008465 and can remain anonymous.


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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.

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