Ex-Employee Caught After Armed Robbery In La Quinta

It was very early on Mother’s Day, 2:25 in the morning, when deputies investigated an armed robbery at a business on Highway 111 at Dune Palms Road in La Quinta.

The suspect fled the scene before deputies’ arrived.

Deputies were able to identify the suspect as a former employee at the business.

On Tuesday May 14th at 4:28 in the afternoon, deputies served a search warrant and arrested 28 year old Jose Alfredo Hernandez in Thermal.

They confiscated several firearms and evidence related to the robbery.


Jose Alfredo Hernandez, robbery suspect from Thermal.

Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept May 2024