Here are the latest details regarding this morning’s robbery at the C&F Food Store on North Ave:
According to the clerk who was working at the time of the robbery, the suspect, who the clerk identified as a person he knew as “Milton”, walked into the store with something wrapped around his face to disguise his appearance. As the suspect walked up to the counter, the disguise fell off, and the clerk recognized him. The suspect walked out of the store, only to return moments later without the disguise. The suspect demanded that the clerk give him money. He also had a shiny, metallic object in his hand that the clerk believed to be a deadly weapon.
The clerk opened the register, and the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and ran out of the store.
Officers were arriving in the area, spotted the suspect, and ordered him to stop, however he continued to run. Officers eventually caught him at 2868 I-70 Business Loop and identified him as Milton Telemaque of Grand Junction. The clerk positively identified him as the man who robbed the store, and during an interview with officers, Telemaque admitted to the robbery. He told officers he used a staple gun to simulate an actual firearm.
Telemaque was arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail, charged with aggravated robbery, felony menacing, and obstructing a peace officer.
Bond updates can be found on the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Inquiry System.