Armed Robber Arrested after Sheriff's Investigation

Miguel Angel Hernandez is accused of pointing a gun at a woman's head and stealing money from her at an ATM.

A 10-day investigation led to the arrest of Miguel A. Hernandez in Monterey County this week.

Hernandez is accused of robbing an ATM customer at gunpoint in Aptos on Jan. 24.

According to Sgt. Patrick Drimick, a man believed to be Hernandez approached the victim at Bay Federal Credit Union on Post Office Drive, held a gun to her head and demanded money. The victim complied and Hernandez, along with a partner in crime, ran away on foot.

With the help of ATM surveillance, deputies were able to identify the perpetrators' clothing, which ultimately led them to Hernandez. 

Deputies arrested Hernandez on Monday, Feb. 4 on an armed robbery charge and his arraignment was set for Wednesday. He is being held on $150,000 bail. 

Detectives are still working to identify the other man involved in the robbery, Dimick said. 

Anyone with information on the incident should contact the sheriff's office at 831-471-1121.

A resident February 07, 2013 at 06:01 AM
Oh yes! I have heard of freedom of speech! I just used it!
i pay my taxes so fuck off February 07, 2013 at 11:21 PM
you are wrong here sir i knew someone that got arrested for murder he was in santa cruz county jail for one year. It turns out he was innocent of all charges file against him. They arrested him only because someone that did not like him pointed the finger at him they took away one year of his freedom this is something no one can give back to him. it turns out the witness later confessed about her wrong doing and she was charged and booked. He is now suing them for six figures. mistakes like this cost the tax payers money they at least should of waited a little longer gather more evidence.
omy February 07, 2013 at 11:47 PM
I pay my taxes so #### off. I understand you, i also pay my taxes, LOL this years was almost double from last year. How ever your right, i spoke to an attorney he commented. Your Always guilty when you're booked. That is way you need a public defender or an attorney to present you're case or help you. This will explain way you must or have too sign a citation. If you don't sign you will go to jail and wait for a court appointment. The county has up to 72 hours too take you too court. So yes, there is no such thing as Thor innocent until proven guilty.
St. Vincent de Paul February 08, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Evil cops once again.
omy February 27, 2013 at 10:27 PM
To all that have or are interested in this case. There are three different young men involved. Two are in custody, the third bailed out twice. All three are cousins, the youngest of the three just graduated from Watsonville high last year. Miguel is a student at heald business college, he is study for MA. The one that has bailed out played and studied also at cabrillo college. All three will be standing in front of a judge on 2/28 @ 8:15 am. For a speedy trial. God be with them


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