Man arrested in armed robbery

Staff report | Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:05 am

A man suspected of using a gun to rob an ATM customer in Lompoc was arrested a short time later while allegedly trying to rob other people behind a hotel.

Lompoc police responded just before 1 a.m. to the ATM at the bank in the 1500 block of North H Street where the victim said he was at the ATM when the suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

The victim turned over the cash and the suspected fled west across H Street, according to police.

Officers investigating the armed robbery located a man attempting to rob people behind a hotel.

After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody.

Cooper Terrones, 19, a Lompoc transient, was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, police said.