About 10 minutes later Officers Rick Stolte and Shane Bromley saw a male matching the description of the robber near the Wendy’s restaurant in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The male, 32 year old Russell Gonzales of E. 90th Place in Thornton had outstanding warrants and was arrested. Later, the investigating officer, Matt McMillian was able to identify Gonzales as the male suspected of the alleged purse robbery by viewing video surveillance of the incident.
Gonzales was held and on Thursday he was charged with Aggravated Robbery and Assault in the Third Degree by the Adams County District Attorney. Aggravated Robbery is a class 3 felony punishable by up to 16 years in prison.