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Drug Deal in Exchange for Apple Watch Leads to Aggravated Robbery Arrest
Time: 2:30 AM
Location: 4364 Loma De Luna Dr.
Arrested: 20 –year old Jonathan Galvez of the 4400 block of Moonlight Ave.
Victim: 17 –year old Joshua Armendariz
EL PASO, Texas — The El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit arrested 20 –year old Jonathan Galvez after 17 –year old Joshua Armendariz was pistol-whipped and robbed by Galvez. Armendariz reported he agreed to sell his Apple Watch to Galvez in exchange for prescription drugs and money when Galvez pulled out a handgun, assaulted him by hitting him over the head with the weapon, and stole the watch. Galvez fired the weapon in an unknown direction during the assault and made off with the watch, an Apple iPhone and cash. The Gang Unit, along with members of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, the Crisis Management Team and the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force took Galvez into custody on June 7th. He was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $75,000 bond.