On 03/28/23 at approximately 09:30am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the Orchard Mesa City Market at 27 ¾ Rd for a robbery in progress. An adult male wearing a mask, entered the store and told the employee he wanted all of the money out of the drawer. The male left the store on foot and officers contacted him in the area a short time later. The male, Duane Casey (DOB: 10/14/97) was taken into custody without incident and was charged with the following:
Casey was remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility. There were no injuries in this incident. The Grand Junction Police Department believes this to be an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the community. This investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time.