3 suspects arrested for Texaco robbery

The male suspect in a robbery at a Cedar City Texaco fuel and convenience store; found and arrested Dec. 27, 2014. Cedar City, Utah, Dec. 26, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Cedar City Police Department, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City Police arrested three suspects Saturday evening in Cedar City in connection to the robbery that occurred early Friday morning at the Texaco fuel and convenience store at 1075 W. 200 No. in Cedar City involving three people, one of them, a man armed with a knife.

Victoria Elizabeth Fanton, 25, of St. George, booking photo posted Dec. 28, 2014 | Image courtesy of Iron County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Victoria Elizabeth Fanton, 25, of St. George, booking photo posted Dec. 28, 2014 | Image courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Read more about the Texaco robbery here: 2 suspects sought in early morning gas station robbery


After the press release was disseminated Friday, the Cedar City Police Department began receiving multiple calls from the public regarding the identity of the suspects involved in the robbery, according to a statement released by Cedar City Police Department. Investigators began following leads and determined the suspects’ identities.

“We got calls from both Cedar City and St. George,” Cedar City Police Lt. Darin Adams said.

Benjamin Michael Wulfenstein, 38, booking photo posted Dec. 28, 2014 | Image courtesy of Iron County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Benjamin Michael Wulfenstein, 38, booking photo posted Dec. 28, 2014 | Image courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Around 9 p.m. Saturday, police officers located suspects, Victoria Elizabeth Fanton, 25, and Louis Eleuteri Mcnealsandoval, 32, along with a third suspect, initially not known to have been involved, Benjamin Michael Wulfenstein, 38. Wulfenstein was determined to have been waiting in the suspect vehicle and drove Fanton and Mcnealsandoval away immediately after the robbery, the statement said.

Investigators conducted lengthy interviews and gathered evidence, according to the statement. The location where the suspects were found has not been released in order to protect the safety of some individuals, Adams said. The amount of money stolen from Texaco was small, he said, and the actual amount has not yet been confirmed.

The male suspect, Louis Eleuteri Mcnealsandoval, in a robbery at a Cedar City Texaco fuel and convenience store, Cedar City, Utah, Dec. 26, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Cedar City Police Department, St. George News
The male suspect, Louis Eleuteri Mcnealsandoval, in a robbery at a Cedar City Texaco fuel and convenience store, Cedar City, Utah, Dec. 26, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Cedar City Police Department, St. George News | Booking photo not yet posted as of 10:40 a.m. Dec. 28

Fanton, Mcnealsandoval and Wulfenstein were arrested and booked into the Iron County Jail. They were each charged with a first-degree felony for aggravated robbery and a class B misdemeanor for theft.

Investigators with the Cedar City Police Department are confident that all involved individuals have been apprehended, Adams said.

Cedar City Police Department also expressed gratitude to the public for their courage in coming forward and providing assistance which led to the apprehension and arrest of the involved individuals.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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10 Comments

  • that guy December 28, 2014 at 11:18 am

    good work boys

  • Evil twins mommy December 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Book em Danno

  • Ken Carlton December 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you Cedar City PD….good work. Keep following up, and maintain the good lines of communications with us citizens.

  • ladybugavenger December 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    us lol for a moment I thought you meant US citizens

  • Cedar city dawg December 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    That was stimulating

  • mesaman December 28, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Well done CCPD. A combination of public interest and information and your dedication to protect and serve made this successful.

  • IN THE GAME December 28, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    The Three Stooges… looks like it went according to plan…

  • sagemoon December 29, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Tweekers or junkies?

    • Officer McGruff December 30, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Dang dopers!

  • Dr. p December 29, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Junkies… i’ve seen her at the soup kitchen a lot and she is usually strung out or looks like she is going through withdrawals.

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