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Suspect Arrested for Alleged Robbery of a La Quinta Business

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A 41-year-old Indio man suspected of robbing a La Quinta business Wednesday was arrested after authorities set up a perimeter around the business.

The robbery was reported around 12:40 p.m. in the 79700 block of Highway 111, said sheriff's Lt. David Walton.

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The man entered the business, took merchandise without paying and then brandished a knife at an employee prior to fleeing from the location toward a nearby neighborhood, Walton said.

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Officers arrived within minutes, established a perimeter, and arrested the man, identified by authorities as Ralph Cervantes. He was booked into the Riverside County Jail on suspicion of robbery, Walton said.

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