Robbery suspect jailed, cops say
Vail, CO Colorado
AVON ” An illegal immigrant wanted in connection with a July 28 robbery was arrested Saturday, Avon Police said.
Felipe Pacheco-Jimenez, of Mexico, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery, second-degree assault, criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal impersonation, all felonies, said Avon Police Detective Paul Arnold.
Felipe Pacheco-Jimenez and his brother, Bacilio Pacheco-Jimenez, also of Mexico, fought Vicente Perez-Landeros, of Honduras, in the parking lot outside Agave restaurant in Avon on Saturday and left when police arrived, Arnold said.
The Pacheco-Jimenezes beat Perez-Landeros and stole his jacket and cell phone when the men met along the bike path behind the Liftview Condominiums around midnight, Arnold said.
Perez-Landeros was treated at Vail Valley Medical Center for a 3- or 4-inch gash below his eye, Arnold said.
Two days later, Perez-Landeros saw Bacilio Pacheco-Jimenez outside the Eagle Valley Temps employment agency and called police, who arrested Bacilio Pacheco-Jimenez, Arnold said.
That day, Felipe Pacheco-Jimenez and Bacilio Pacheco-Jimenez’s wife and daughter moved from one Sunridge Condominiums home in Avon to another one in a different Sunridge building.
“They knew that we were looking for Felipe,” Arnold said.
Bacilio Pacheco-Jimenez’s family was not charged, Arnold said.
Bacilio Pacheco-Jimenez said he was drunk and did not remember mugging Perez-Landeros, Arnold said.
Bacilio Pacheco-Jimenez was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a forged instrument and misdemeanor false reporting to authorities, Arnold said. He had a fake resident-alien card and lied to police about his name and birth date, Arnold said.
“These people were dangerous,” Arnold said. “They beat somebody up pretty well.”
Police said Felipe Pacheco-Jimenez was arrested July 30 when Bacilio Pacheco-Jimenez was in fact the one who was arrested. On Saturday morning, Felipe Pacheco-Jimenez tried to tell police his name was Bacilio Pacheco-Jimenez when he was arrested, police said.
“Apparently these guys impersonate each other all the time,” Arnold said.
The brothers are being held on $15,000 bonds in Eagle County jail, authorities said.
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