Victim in Temecula Robbery Chases Suspects to Murrieta

A man who was reportedly held up by gunpoint at Denny's in Temecula chased the suspects to Murrieta, according to police.

A Murrieta man suspected in an armed robbery in Temecula was chased by the victim to Murrieta Monday night before crashing into an embankment, according to police.

The alleged robbery was reported at about 8:17 p.m. in the parking lot of , according to a news release issued Tuesday by Temecula police Sgt. Jon Wade.

The victim told responding officers he had just been robbed at gunpoint by two men, Wade said.

"The victim followed the suspects and called 911 as he followed the suspects into the city of Murrieta," Wade said.

The suspect, later identified as Eduardo Torres, 20, of Murrieta eventually lost control of the car and crashed into an embankment, the sergeant said.

Temecula officers subsequently located the second suspect, Johnny Nie, 20, also of Murrieta, at his residence, Wade said.

Both were booked at Southwest Detention Center; Torres on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and probation violation, and Nie on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy and probation violation.

Both were being held on $30,000 bail and were due in court Thursday, according to sheriff's jail records.

The robbery victim was not injured in the incident, Wade said.

"California Highway Patrol responded and assisted with the traffic collision investigation," Wade said.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information regarding the case was encouraged to call the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.

James Q. February 24, 2013 at 09:08 AM
Yeah, maybe you're right. But can't the people of Murrieta, the good law-abiding proud citizens, run the lowlifes out of town. Make their lives and environment so miserable that they pack up and leave? Couldn't that work? And maybe beef up the local pd, and have them stop chasing kids with personal amounts of pot, and wasting their time, and instead, start going after the scum in area and start sending them to prisons. All the rapists, child predators, murderers, thieves, etc? They are the danger to the area. They should be dealt with.
Rick March 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM
So these "suspects" both violated parole, and are now being charged with additional felonies, yet they're "being held on $30,000 bail"? Why even offer them bail? And why were they paroled and put on the streets in the first place? Is it me, or does the judicial system seem to be hopelessly compromised?
Brenda March 14, 2013 at 08:29 AM
Ahhh in a perfect world Rick. :/ Bails are never consistant. It has some to do with their past criminal history too. But more to do with no room in the jails to hold guys that cannot get out on a high bail. So they wait a few weeks and might just get out on their own Recon right? cause God forbid we violate their human rights and they have to sleep on the floor with a blanket and pillow. So, bails are not consistant, charges are often times not consistant depending on who squeels on who right? Then half of the charges or more are dropped during the trial because the DA doesnt think they prove part of them. Or the guilty party may plea down to 2 years instead of 20 if its ok with the victims!!! and that is the worse thing to ever happen.!! (recently happened, man found guilty of sexually assaulting two girls when they were under 18, then when he went to trial, and found guilty, they agreed to 2 years for him, vomit) Then we have an issue with using the SAME EXACT sentencing for the SAME EXACT CRIME and stick to it. If a DUI gets 10 years for drinking, driving and killing a family of 4, then give him 10 years, do NOT let him out in 2. We need consistancy on charges, bails, trial, sentencing, and the victims cant decide to be super nice at the end and let a guy get away with a 2 yr sentence for his plea. R I D I C U L O U S
jim monaco March 28, 2013 at 01:47 AM
The seed of liberalism has produced a bountiful crop of parasites
LBV Collins March 28, 2013 at 03:42 AM
Liberalism?!! Don't you mean "capitalism"?


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