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Two men accused in string of robberies across Inland Empire arrested

Two men accused in string of robberies across Inland Empire arrested
The Fontana Police Department said it has arrested Frankie Hernandez, left, and River Robison for allegedly committing 15 robberies between May 29 and July 9 in more than a dozen cities in the Inland Empire. Police said Robison was in possession of a President Obama mask and a loaded handgun. (Fontana Police Department)

Two men suspected of committing a series of armed robberies across the Inland Empire for more than a month were taken into custody Thursday, according to the Fontana Police Department.

Frankie Hernandez, 21, and River Robison, 20, were arrested outside a Colton restaurant and booked at West Valley Detention Center. Their bail was set at $1 million.

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Authorities said Robison was in possession of a President Obama mask and a loaded semiautomatic handgun that he allegedly used in several of the robberies.

A search warrant at Robison's home in Moreno Valley led authorities to discover a gas mask and 150 marijuana plants. Fontana police said Hernandez allegedly used the gas mask in some of the robberies.

The two men are suspected of committing 15 robberies in more than a dozen cities stretching from Fontana to Temecula from May 29 to July 9. Police said the men have confessed to the crimes.

It took the collaboration of multiple agencies, fingerprint analysis and surveillance to hunt down the two men, police said.

"These dangerous suspects would not have been taken off of the street without the tremendous teamwork displayed by all of the involved agencies," Fontana police said in a statement.

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