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Two more arrested in connection with Labor Day armed robberies

Two Dotsero have been arrested and charged in connection with Jesus Miranda's alleged armed robbery attempts.

EAGLE — Two Dotsero men were arrested for their parts in a pair of armed robberies and a shooting that took place Labor Day weekend, 2015.

Armondo Lucero-Almanza, 22, and Mateo Serna-Gutierrez, 24, face felony charges in connection with Jesus Miranda’s Sept. 4, 2015 attempt to rob two check cashing stores at gunpoint — one in Eagle and a second store in Gypsum a half-hour later.

Lucero-Armanza faces 13 felonies, including attempted second degree murder, aggravated robbery, conspiracy, assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.



Serna-Gutierrez is charged with being an accessory to a crime, also a felony.

Miranda and a teenaged girl allegedly tried to rob Dinero Rapido in Eagle, and, later, Tienda Montes in Gypsum. Neither robbery netted any money.



The attempted robbery in Gypsum was thwarted when a man tried to stop the suspects, and Miranda and the man struggled for control of the 9 mm handgun Miranda was allegedly brandishing.

The man was shot three times but has since recovered.

Investigators said Lucero-Almanza was Miranda’s lookout and had stashed clothing for Miranda the night before the armed robbery attempts.



Miranda was in court this week, asking for a new attorney. His trial date is scheduled to be set this week. He is the Eagle County jail on $1 million bond.

Miranda’s accomplice, a teenaged girl, pleaded guilty and is serving a six-year sentence, half in juvenile detention and half in state prison.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or rwyrick@vaildaily.com.


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