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UPDATE: Arrests in armored car robbery now stand at 3

UPDATE: Arrests in armored car robbery now stand at 3


WATERLOO – Another person has been arrested in Wednesday’s fatal armored car robbery, bringing the total number charged to three.

Kevin Josue Cruz Soliveras, 29, of Evansdale, and Justina Lynn Davis, 28, of Urbandale, were detained in the Des Moines area overnight on warrants for first-degree robbery.


Police cordon off U.S. Bank in Kimball Avenue following an armored car robbery and shooting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Police said Davis drove a second getaway car after armored car guards opened fire on the first one during the botched hold-up outside U.S. Bank on Kimball Avenue.

Alleged robber Bryce Miller, 37, of rural La Porte City, was killed in gunfire after he allegedly approached the guards wearing a mask with a pistol in each hand on Wednesday.

Cruz and Rogelio Gonzalez, 37, of Waterloo, were in the first getaway car and were injured when that car took fire from the guards, according to police.

Investigators allege Davis was waiting for the Cruz and Gonzalez in the 400 block of Hilltop Road in a Hyundai Sonata when they pulled up in their bullet-riddled getaway car. The two exited the damaged car and climbed into the Sonata, which drove off.

UPDATE: Bond set at $250K in armored car robbery

Gonzalez was arrested hours later when he was in a vehicle that pulled up to gas pumps at a convenience store. His bond has been set at $250,000.

Cruz  is also  awaiting trial for a Jan. 15 burglary  at a rural Waterloo home in the  10000 block of Hammond  Avenue.  A .22-caliber handgun, $2,000 in coins and other items were taken from the home. Investigators found the coins while searching Cruz’s home.

He  was also arrested in December during a Waterloo traffic stop where police found a .40-caliber Glock handgun.

Police said the robbery remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call Waterloo Police Investigations Division - (319) 291-4340; or Cedar Valley Crime stoppers - (855) 300-8477.


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