Marijuana delivery driver robbed at gunpoint, suspect arrested

MONTEREY (KRON) — A man was arrested Friday for allegedly robbing a medical marijuana delivery service driver at gunpoint last month in Monterey, according to the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team.

Detectives with the regional task force arrested 25-year-old Juan Alvarez when they served a search warrant at a home in the 1400 block of North First Street in Salinas.

Alvarez was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, possession of a firearm as a prohibited person, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of a firearm while selling drugs and violation of a restraining order, according to the task force.

Officers with the Marina and Carmel police departments assisted task force detectives with the arrest.

Around 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 20, Monterey police had responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 400 block of Del Rosa Avenue. When officers arrived, they learned the suspect had robbed a medical marijuana delivery service driver at gunpoint. The suspect then fled on foot with marijuana and cash, according to the task force.

Alvarez was booked into Monterey County Jail following his arrest Friday and his bail was set at $40,000.

Bay City News contributed to this article

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