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Suspect behind Stafford County armed robberies arrested

From the Stafford Sheriff’s Office:

A suspect behind two armed robberies in Stafford County was arrested on Thursday night in Fairfax County.

The first robbery occurred on February 18, 2020. The victim told deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office that he met with the suspect for the first time in the area of Aquia Town Center. During the encounter, the suspect held a gun to the victim’s head and demanded that he give him his phone and money. The victim complied and the suspect subsequently left the scene.

The second robbery occurred on February 26, 2020 when the suspect met a 16-year-old juvenile at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center located at 1600 Mine Road and joined him for a game of basketball. The suspect then attempted to steal the victim’s phone and credit cards. After a brief struggle, the juvenile was able to drive way and report the incident to the Sheriff’s Office.

During the investigation, Detective C.L. Jacobs was able to identify the suspect as Joshua Castillo, 19, of Stafford. Warrants were obtained for robbery, abduction, entering or setting a vehicle in motion, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the suspect was arrested on the outstanding warrants by the Fairfax County Police Department after the officers recognized the suspect from a Be on the Lookout notification. He was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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