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AM PM Arco Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Carlsbad Police arrested 39-year-old Anthony Piscotta on suspiscion of robbing the AM PM on Palomar Airport Road at gunpoint on Nov. 7.

On November 7, 2012, at approximately 2:18 a.m.  Carlsbad Police officers were dispatched to the AM PM Arco at 1991 Palomar Airport Rd. after an employee reported being robbed after a man entered the store and pointed a gun to his head.

Related: Crime in Carlsbad: Gas Station Clerk Held Up at Gunpoint and Carjacking Victim's Face Struck

Several Officers and a K-9 checked the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him. 

On December 6, at approximately 3:20 a.m., Anthony Piscotta was arrested by Carlsbad Police patrol officers while in the commission of a burglary in the 5100 block of Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad.  During Piscotta’s arrest, a loaded handgun was recovered as evidence.  Anthony Piscotta was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for several charges including attempted burglary.

Following this arrest, Piscotta was identified as a potential suspect in the robbery of the AM PM Arco gas station on November 7.  Further investigation determined the recovered handgun had been used during the robbery.

On December 14, Carlsbad Police detectives re-arrested Piscotta at the Vista Detention Facility who was already in custody due to his arrest the week prior.

–Carlsbad Police Press Release contributed to this report

barbara segal December 15, 2012 at 10:45 PM
PLEASE have someone check headline spelling....
gdogncbd2 December 26, 2012 at 10:04 AM
i think we get the point about what they were trying to inform about.

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