Bandito arrests confirmed

We just typed up this brief from information from the Upland Police Department…

SAN DIEGO — A man and woman believed to be two-thirds of a violent bank-robbing crew dubbed the “Boricuas Bandits” were captured Wednesday, police said.

Authorities arrested Michael Caldera, 21, of Rialto, and Elizabeth Lugo, 20, of Ontario, in the San Diego area, according to Upland police.

The third suspect remains at large.

The pair is suspected of robbing at least six area banks and two check-cashing stores, including a Walnut bank, in recent months, in what the FBI has called “violent takeover-style” robberies.

“Boricuas” is a vernacular term used to describe a Puerto Rican. The FBI chose that moniker because it is what the robbers call each other on surveillance footage.

Several police agencies — including Upland, Ontario, Rialto, Chino and San Diego police departments — helped identify Lugo and Caldera.

Police said Caldera assaulted an officer while being arrested Wednesday and tried to escape, but was finally taken into custody.

Two down, one to go.

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