Main Tahoe armed robbery suspect gets 7-23 years in prison |

Main Tahoe armed robbery suspect gets 7-23 years in prison

Kevin MacMillan
Jorge Miranda-Rivas
Courtesy WCSO |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The main suspect in an armed robbery last winter at the Incline Village Chevron was sentenced last week to serve seven to 23 years in prison.

Jorge Miranda-Rivas, 19, of Incline Village, was sentenced Nov. 7 in Washoe County district court for his role in the Jan. 2, 2013, incident at the gas station at 898 Tahoe Blvd., according to statement from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

Miranda-Rivas was found guilty in September of the following felony charges:

• robbery with a deadly weapon,

• discharging a weapon from within a structure,

• assault with a deadly weapon; and

• grand larceny of an automobile.

Wearing a bandana as a mask, Miranda-Rivas reportedly struck the gas station’s clerk, fired a revolver inside the store and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

A WCSO investigation led to the arrest of Miranda-Rivas, who was 18 at the time of the incident. A fourth suspect, Jorge Torres, 19, of Kings Beach, was arrested in January by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office on a related auto theft charge.

All four North Tahoe residents allegedly were involved with or had knowledge of the Chevron robbery and an attempted armed robbery involving a masked suspect on Dec. 29, 2012, at Kings Beach Liquors at 8645 North Lake Blvd.

According to previous reports, one of the juveniles, 17, pleaded guilty and is serving his sentence in the Jan Evans Juvenile Justice Center in Reno.

The other juvenile has since turned 18, Sawyer said. Kevin Anguiano, of Incline Village, faces felony charges of robbery with a deadly weapon and grand larceny of an automobile.

Torres pleaded guilty to one grand larceny of an automobile charge and faces 1-6 years in prison.

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