Two suspected gang members linked to a Moses Lake armed robbery were arrested in Kennewick late Thursday.
Detectives with Kennewick police's Criminal Apprehension Team got information that Alberto Serrato and Juan Garcia were staying at a home at 1704 W. Fourth Ave., said Officer Ron Salter.
Serrato, 24, of Moses Lake, and Garcia, 21, of Soap Lake, had warrants for their arrest from the state Department of Corrections for escape, he said.
Moses Lake police also had probable cause to arrest them for an armed robbery, Salter said.
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Detectives went to the home and spotted Serrato leaving in a small pickup. They stopped the truck at the Lewis Street exit in Pasco, police said.
As they contacted him, Serrato reportedly reached in the front of his pants and the officers grabbed him. He continued to struggle and appeared as if he was trying to get something from his belt line.
After he was handcuffed, detectives found a gun in the front of his pants, police said.
Garcia then was seen entering the home, and CAT team detectives called for backup from Kennewick patrol officers and the Benton County sheriff's Gang Team.
They surrounded the home, but Garcia refused to come out. The Tri-City Regional SWAT Team then responded to the scene.
Garcia eventually exited the home, but he resisted arrest as he was being taken into custody, Salter said.
Officers also discovered Gustavo Sandoval, 24, of Kennewick, was inside the home and refused to come out. He eventually was arrested and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of obstructing.
Serrato was jailed for unlawful possession of a firearm, possessing meth and the escape warrant, while Garcia was booked for resisting and the escape warrant.