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Armed Robbery Suspects Quickly Arrested In Lewiston

LEWISTON, Idaho - The Lewiston Police Department arrested two armed robbery suspects within hours of the crime being committed Friday afternoon. Police say they received a report of a residential robbery in the 1400 block of 10th Street around 3:20 PM. The victim, a 17-year-old juvenile male, said that two male suspects came into his residence with the intent to collect a debt owed. One of the suspects was known to the victim as 17-year-old Simon Castillo and the other suspect was later identified as 20-year-old Matthew Cernik, both of Moscow, Idaho.

While at the residence the suspects pulled a firearm and eventually took several pieces of the victim's property before leaving.

The Moscow Police Department was contacted immediately after the robbery and within hours both Cernik and Castillo were arrested for Armed Robbery and were taken to the Latah County Jail. A search warrant was later served at a Moscow residence where the stolen property was recovered as well as the firearm used in the crime. The firearm had also been reported stolen in a separate burglary.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and may be drug related.

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