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 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.
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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