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3 Held in Robbery, CSUF Lockdown Plead Not Guilty

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KTLA) — Three men arrested in connection with a robbery and car chase that led to a lockdown at Cal State Fullerton entered not guilty pleas on Thursday.

Damine Banks, Jerome Allen and Traevon Viduad are facing charges including attempted murder and robbery.

A fourth suspect, Roosevelt Fernandez, will be charged separately.

Police say the men are responsible for a robbery and a shooting on Dec. 12 at Empire Jewelry and Pawn Shop in Moreno Valley.

The suspects then fled in a dark-colored Lexus driven by a fifth person, who remains at large.

They led police on a high-speed pursuit that spanned four counties and ended at Cal State Fullerton. All five suspects ran from the vehicle.

Officers gave chase and apprehended Banks and Allen as they ran from the car.

Vidaud was arrested after allegedly carjacking another vehicle and leading police on a chase ended with a brief foot pursuit in Watts.

The campus of Cal State Fullerton was locked down for nearly eight hours as police searched for the remaining suspects.

Fernandez was arrested last Wednesday and booked on charges including attempted murder, robbery, parole violation and using a firearm during the commission of a robbery.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Investigator Rose with the Moreno Valley Police Department’s Robbery Suppression Team at 951-486-6710.