Sheriff's deputies make arrest in Santee liquor store robbery

SANTEE, Calif. - A 21-year-old man was behind bars Wednesday after he was accused of robbing a Santee liquor store at gunpoint, authorities said.

The events that led to Victor Gomez being booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of robbery began shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the Fanita Liquor Store at 8663 Fanita Drive was held up by a handgun-wielding man masking his face with a bandana, according to sheriff's Sgt. David Hale.

Deputies dispatched to investigate found Gomez about three blocks south, identified him as a suspect and arrested him, Hale said.

According to 10News crews at the scene, deputies said Gomez was in possession of a gun at the time of his arrest.

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