Update: Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Farmington police apprehended the suspect in a robbery that took place around 10:40 this morning at the Family Dollar located at 909 E. Farmington Ave. The suspect fired one shot inside the store and left with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the incident. A person of interest was identified early on in the investigation.

Update from Farmington Police:

Farmington police have charged 30-year-old Cody Dimuccio of Pagosa, Colo. with armed robbery and unlawful taking of a vehicle following two incidents that occurred earlier today. Officers were dispatched around 10:42 a.m. to the Family Dollar located at 909 E. Farmington Ave. in reference to an armed robbery. Through investigation, officers learned that Dimuccio entered the store and waited for customers to leave before taking an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing the scene. While inside the store, Dimuccio fired one shot. No one was injured during the incident. Dimuccio was seen leaving the area in a gold 2005 Chevy Impala. The vehicle was listed as stolen out of Colorado.

 

At approximately 12:05 p.m. today, dispatch received a call from Great Buy Auto Sales located at 942 E. Main St. in reference to a male subject, identified as Dimuccio, who had taken a BMW. The reporting party followed Dimuccio while on the phone with dispatch. Officers located the vehicle heading east on Apache and attempted to make a traffic stop. Dimuccio turned south on Auburn and was driving erratically, ignoring officers’ attempts to stop him. Dimuccio continued traveling south on Auburn, and in the course of the pursuit, an FPD unit collided with the suspect vehicle at Auburn and Maple. Dimuccio was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The officer was not injured. 

 

Dimuccio was transported to Farmington Police Department for questioning and subsequently charged with armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle, out of state fugitive, felon in possession and aggravated fleeing.

 

Dimuccio will also be booked on three outstanding warrants out of Colorado, one out of Kentucky and one out of San Juan County.

 

Update from Farmington Police:

Farmington police apprehended the suspect in a robbery that took place around 10:40 this morning at the Family Dollar located at 909 E. Farmington Ave. The suspect fired one shot inside the store and left with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the incident. A person of interest was identified early on in the investigation.

 

At approximately 12:05 p.m. today, dispatch received a call from Great Buy Auto Sales located at 942 E. Main St. in reference to a male subject who had taken a BMW. The reporting party was able to provide dispatch with the suspect’s direction of travel. Officers located the vehicle heading east on Apache and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspect turned south on Auburn ignoring officers’ attempts to stop him. The suspect continued traveling south on Auburn until he crashed into a Farmington police unit at Auburn and Maple. The suspect was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The officer was not injured.  

 

The suspect, a 30-year-old male from Colorado, was taken into custody and transported to the police department for questioning. The suspect's name has not yet been released.

 

From Farmington Police:  

Farmington police are investigating an armed robbery that took place around 10:40 this morning at the Family Dollar located at 909 E. Farmington Ave. The suspect fire one shot inside the store and left with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the incident. Police have identified a person of interest.

 

This incident remains under investigation at this time. More details will be released as they become available.

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