Thu. Feb 9th, 2023

Two men, Salagi Iakopo, 21, and Tehuiarii Matautia, 20, of Carson, were arrested by Fountain Valley police officers on suspicion of robbing a victim at gunpoint and stealing several high-end wristwatches.



The crime occurred last Wednesday at the 18000 block of Brookhurst at about 3:30 p.m. That location is a shopping center that includes a Dunkin’ Donuts.

The suspects were arrested later that day in Long Beach on charges of robbery and grand theft.

Bail was set at $1 million for each suspect according to the Fountain Valley Police.

Iakopo pleaded not guilty to second-degree robbery and has denied being armed with any type of gun. He is being held at Theo Lacy Facility with a pretrial mandatory settlement conference scheduled for Jan. 10 at the West Justice Center.

Matautia was released from custody on Monday.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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