Men Accused of Robbing Jeweler After Following Him Home

Police say pair followed man from Chicago swap meet, robbed him in Riverside

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    Juan Ramos and Saul Sandoval.

    Riverside police arrested two purported gang members Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery over the weekend.

    Police say the men were at the Swap-O-Rama at 4200 S. Ashland Ave. Sunday and followed the owner of a jewelry booth to his Riverside home and robbed him at gunpoint in the driveway.

    The 70-year-old victim was beaten up, pushed to the ground and had his shirt pulled over his face so he couldn't see his attackers who were wearing masks, according to police.

    A woman inside the home tried to intervene, but police say one of the suspects threatened her with the gun and told her to stay out of it.

    The man says he was robbed of $30,000 in jewelry.

    Investigators were able to identify the suspects after reviewing parking lot surveillance video from the Swap-O-Rama and at a Berwyn store the victim stopped at on his way home.

    Police say the witnesses were able to identify the masked suspects from a lineup using voice and facial recognition.

    Saul Sandoval, 19 of Chicago faces two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault
    for allegedly pointing a handgun at the woman who came from the home. Juan Ramos, 21, of Cicero, faces two counts of armed robbery and one count of aggravated battery to a senior citizen.