A man and a teen boy from Downey, who were wanted for committing two robberies in Santa Ana about five minutes apart, are in custody, authorities said Thursday night.
The same night — May 17 — that the two are suspected of committing the Santa Ana robberies, Michael Anthony Campoy, 21, of Downey was arrested in Irvine on suspicion of driving under the influence in an incident in which a single car crashed into a pole, according to a statement from the Santa Ana Police Department.
On May 19, a member of the Irvine Police Department staff contacted Santa Ana detectives, informing them that Campoy and the vehicle he was driving in the crash matched the description of one of the suspects he had seen on surveillance video in one of the robberies, authorities said.
A search of the Toyota Rav4 Campoy was believed to have been driving turned up a knife used during a robbery at the Motel 6 at 1623 E. 1st St. A 76 Gas Station at 1502 Edinger Ave. was also robbed that night.
Police made contact with Campoy at his home in Downey on May 23 and learned the identity of the second suspect. The 17-year-old boy lived on the same street as Campoy, police said.
Both were arrested for the two robberies. Campoy was booked at Santa Ana jail for robbery and the minor was booked into Juvenile Hall on the same charges.