On Sunday, two masked suspects, one armed with a gun, demanded money from an employee at the Granite Bay Domino's Pizza on Sierra College Boulevard. The employee was forced to the in the back of the business, where the suspects met with a driver. They drove away with the money and the victim's phone.
Placer County Sheriff's deputies later located the three suspects and their car at Cavitt Junior High School. Items next to the car matched what was taken. Granite Bay 19-year-olds Lorenzo Rozier, Joe Valdez and Trystan Eberhardt were arrested.
Rocklin detectives determined the three were also responsible for an armed robbery on Friday night.
Once the Round Table Pizza on Granite Drive in Rocklin was closed, a masked, armed suspect walked inside, firing a shot into the ceiling then taking money from the business, according to the Rocklin Police Department.
"It was a great effort, with working with Placer County and our two agencies working together to be able to close out both cases in a very quick manner, actually," said Sgt. Chris Osborne of the Rocklin Police Department. "Their case happened last night. Our detectives were called in to work in conjunction with theirs and by some time this morning or midday is when we were able to close out our case as well."
The teenagers are being held at the Auburn Main Jail on $1 million bail each.
Employees from both restaurants declined comment about the robberies.