July 22, 2014
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in California say a man
wanted for a store robbery was arrested when he showed up to take a
test to become a police officer.
Chula Vista police spokesman Bernard Gonzales said investigators
had identified Romeo Montillano as a suspect in a Dec. 8 robbery at
Gonzales says investigators learned that Montillano had signed
up for the February Police Department entrance exam.
The 40-year-old man was arrested Wednesday when he arrived to
take the test.
Gonzales said that when Montillano was taken into custody he
asked if he would still be able to take the exam.
Police said Montillano was arrested for investigation of
robbery, making criminal threats and grand theft. He remained in
jail Saturday in lieu of $110,000 bail.
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