2 Thieves Arrested After Stealing Booze & Cigarettes From 7-11 in Lake Tahoe, CA 3-Times in 1-Day

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According to the Truckee, California police department, 2 Truckee men were arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing alcohol and cigarettes at a 7-11 in Truckee on 3 separate occasions in only one day (Friday). 

This occurred at the 7-11 at 10015 Palisade dr in Truckee, CA.

During the early morning hours of Friday, April 24th, Truckee Police responded to a theft report at the 7-11 located at 10015 Palisades Drive. An employee reported that two men entered the store on two separate occasions and stole alcohol and cigarettes. The employee tried to confront the two men, but they got away. The worker called police when the men came back a third time. The lone employee tried to block the front doors to stop the men from coming in and a brief struggle followed. The suspects pushed past the employee and grabbed another bottle of liquor and both threatened to physically assault the worker.”

Truckee police, 4/29/20

Full police press release below.

The Truckee police department reminds us to behave ourselves and treat each other right during the Coronavirus crisis.

“This is a time that we need to come together as a community. The Truckee Police Department will dedicate every tactic and every resource we have available to hold people accountable that victimize our essential businesses during this COVID-19 crisis.”

– Truckee police, 4/29/20

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Truckee Police Press Release:

Two Truckee Men Arrested for Multiple Theft and Robbery Incidents

During the early morning hours of Friday, April 24th, Truckee Police responded to a theft report at the 7-11 located at 10015 Palisades Drive. An employee reported that two men entered the store on two separate occasions and stole alcohol and cigarettes. The employee tried to confront the two men, but they got away. The worker called police when the men came back a third time. The lone employee tried to block the front doors to stop the men from coming in and a brief struggle followed. The suspects pushed past the employee and grabbed another bottle of liquor and both threatened to physically assault the worker.

Truckee Police detectives reviewed store surveillance footage and recognized one of the men as 27-year-old Jesus Region Briviescas, a local Truckee resident. With help from the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Briviescas on robbery charges.

Yesterday, police officers were actively looking for Briviescas. He was located near downtown Truckee yesterday and taken into custody. Further investigation revealed 21-year-old Dalton Wade Bittner as the second suspect. Bittner was found near the Gateway Center in Truckee and was also arrested.

Briviescas and Bittner were booked into the Nevada County Jail on robbery and conspiracy charges. This is a time that we need to come together as a community. The Truckee Police Department will dedicate every tactic and every resource we have available to hold people accountable that victimize our essential businesses during this COVID-19 crisis.

Map showing location of the 7-11 in Truckee, CA.

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