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Three will go to prison for Paso Robles armed robberies

Edward Joseph Anaya, 19, of Paso Robles, was arrested on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, on suspicion of robbery. Original story »
Edward Joseph Anaya, 19, of Paso Robles, was arrested on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, on suspicion of robbery. Original story »

Three people will be sentenced to lengthy prison terms stemming from a series of armed robberies in Paso Robles in April.

In an agreement announced Tuesday by the Paso Robles Police Department, two adults and one juvenile pleaded guilty July 28 to armed robbery and will be sentenced to prison terms ranging from 12 to 15 years.

Samuel Campos Salgado, 19, of Shandon, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count of possession of a controlled substance for sale. He will be sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Edward Joseph Anaya, 19, of Paso Robles, pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and will serve 12 years in prison. An unnamed 17-year-old juvenile defendant, who was tried as an adult, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and will be sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Police say the suspects robbed four teenagers at gunpoint April 14 as they walked along the 3300 block of Park Street in Paso Robles.

The four men handed over their property, including cash, and the robbers ran away, according to police.

Further investigation linked two of the men to an armed robbery of J&J Liquor on April 16, where a clerk was pistol-whipped.

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