ROCKLIN — A Don Quixote’s Mexican Grill in Rocklin was robbed at gunpoint in October 2015.
The suspect stole money after locking the employees in the restaurant’s walk-in refrigerator.
Personal items belonging to the suspect were left at the scene and collected by the Rocklin Police Department’s detectives.
The items were submitted to the Department of Justice for DNA testing. After several months the Kansas Bureau of Investigation verified a match identifying the suspect on Thursday, June 9.
Authorities arrested 22-year-old Juan Miguel Martinez Friday and he was booked into the Placer County Jail. His bail is set at $1.5 million.
Rocklin Chief of Police, Ron Lawrence, acknowledged in a press release that the process took longer than they would’ve liked.
“…if you come to Rocklin to commit crime, we will do everything in our power to properly identify suspects, arrest perpetrators, and bring criminals to stand trial for their actions – regardless of how long it may take. Rocklin is a special place, and we aim to keep it that way.”