Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred in Davenport during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 6, 2009.
The incident began around 1:00 a.m. that morning when the four victims met two young women at a Denny's restaurant located at 7631 US Hwy 192 in Kissimmee. The young women asked the four young men if they wanted to go to a party, to which the men agreed. The men agreed to follow the women in their car to the party. After the group left the Denny's they stopped at the Citgo gas station located at 101 Polo Park Avenue in Davenport, where the women got out of their car and went inside briefly. They said they needed to call for directions. When they came back out of the convenience store, they continued across the street to the Bimini Bay Resort and Spa apartment complex located on Coconut Palm Way in Davenport, arriving around 2:25 a.m. They parked and began walking to where the women said the party was being held.
As the four victims followed the girls on foot through the apartment complex, three male suspects jumped out, all wearing dark clothing, hoods over their heads, and bandannas over their faces, and all three armed with handguns. The suspects held the guns to the victims' heads, searched them for personal belongings, and robbed the them of their car keys while the young women continued walking. The suspects then forced the victims into the empty apartment located at 215.5 Coconut Palm Way and fled the scene in an unknown direction.
The young women were positively identified by family members who saw the crime reported on the news. As a result, Gina Santiago, DOB 2/15/89, of 2424 Ridgeway Drive in Kissimmee, was subsequently arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, and Armed Robbery. The other woman is being treated as a witness in this case.
PCSO Robbery Detectives have positively identified two of the robbery suspects as Stephanie Melendez, DOB 6/20/89, and Rigel "Bambi" Fiallos, DOB 8/1/89, both of 14501 Gateway Pointe Circle in Orlando. Both Melendez and Fiallos have Polk County warrants for their arrests for Armed Robbery. An FL DL photo of Stephanie can be seen here. A January 2008 Polk County mug shot of Rigel Fiallos can be seen here - he was recently released from state prison for felony battery.
If anyone has information about this incident or knows the whereabouts of these two suspects they are urged to contact Detective David Lopez at 863.534.6379 or 1.800.226.0344.