An El Centro man who reportedly robbed three teen-agers outside a local arcade Saturday while armed with a baseball bat was taken into custody Monday after he was spotted in a grocery store.
Christopher Sandoval, 18, was booked into county jail with his bail set at $50,000. He remained in custody this morning.
El Centro police Lt. Tim Blankenship said on Saturday three teen-agers, two males age 17 and a female whose age was unavailable, were inside a parked car outside Quarters Arcade in the city.
Shortly after 11 p.m., a man reportedly walked up to the youths and threatened them with a baseball bat. Blankenship said at least one of the teens turned over a "substantial" amount of money to the man.
On Monday, the two males who had been in the car were in Vons when one spotted Sandoval enter the store. That teen pointed out Sandoval to the other youth and both believed Sandoval to be the man who had threatened them, Blankenship said.