2 Suspects Arrested in North Bay Casino Robbery in which 68-Year-Old Man was Badly Beaten

The Christmas Eve robbery victim was hospitalized with severe head trauma.

By Sara Gaiser

Bay City News Service

Two Santa Rosa men have been arrested in connection with a Christmas Eve robbery outside the Graton Resort and Casino, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said today.

Santa Rosa residents Ricardo Davalos, 21, and Devante Raushad Love, 20, were identified as suspects in the robbery, which occurred in the casino parking lot around 6:30 a.m., with the help of casino security, sheriff's office officials said.

Davalos was arrested in the Roseland area during a traffic stop, and Love was arrested at the county jail after detectives arranged for his surrender, officials said.

The victim in the robbery, described today as a 68-year-old man, was struck in the head with an unknown object and robbed outside the casino, according to the sheriff's office.

The victim said he was robbed by two suspects, who stole an undisclosed amount of cash and personal property, the sheriff's office said.

The victim was taken to Memorial Hospital to be treated for severe head trauma, the sheriff's office said.

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Lou Judson December 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Gee, do you think the casino needs to beef up security in the parking lot? If the gambler has good lawyer he'll find the casino responsible, and they can afford to pasy a hefty fine which might convince them. So also - I'd like to know when the last time a Native American lived by the freeway there where this "indian" casino is now located... Methinks the laws governing gambling have been mightily manipulated by the powers involved. The aboriginals deserve some recomepense for the violations perpetrated by the white MAN, but this place is just ridiculous. That is just my opinion...


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