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One dead, several arrested after armored car robbery in Waterloo

WATERLOO – A brazen attempt to rob an armored car in a Waterloo US Bank parking lot ended with one attempted robber dead and later with several behind bars.

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at approximately 9:47 AM, Waterloo Police responded to a report of shots fired at 3130 Kimball Ave, Waterloo. When officers arrived they discovered a male suffering from gunshot wounds, this male was treated by Waterloo Fire Rescue and transported to the hospital where he died. Through the initial investigation into this matter we have determined that the deceased, Bryce A Miller age 37, along with Rogelio Gonzalez age 28 were in a vehicle when they attempted to rob an armored car in the US Bank parking lot. Shots were fired during this incident. The vehicle fled the scene leaving Miller behind. The suspect vehicle was located unoccupied a few blocks from US Bank. Through this investigation Waterloo Police located Gonzalez in a vehicle at the Cedar Bend Kwik Star on March 11th. He was taken into custody without incident. Gonzalez was taken to the hospital where he received treatment for a gunshot wound and was released to police custody. Gonzalez was charged with Robbery 1st Degree and taken to the Black Hawk County Jail.

On Thursday, March 12th, 2020 Waterloo Police in cooperation with the Des Moines Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, Urbandale Police and the FBI arrested Justina L. Davis, age 28 of Urbandale, and Kevin Cruz Soliveras, age 29 of Evansdale, without incident in the Des Moines metro area. Davis was charged with 1st Degree Robbery in connection with the armored car robbery at 3130 Kimball Ave in Waterloo on March 11, 2020. Cruz Solveras was arrested on Pre-Trial Revocation Warrants. On March 13th Waterloo Police obtained an additional arrest warrant for Cruz Soliveras for Robbery 1st Degree in regards to the armored car robbery.

Both are currently in custody of the Polk County Jail.

This is an ongoing investigation; police did not release a photo of Cruz Soliveras at this time.

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