Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Would-be armed robbers arrested after man told them to come back the next day

Two Florida men tried to rob a man fixing his bicycle chain, deputies said, and then left after he said he had no money and that they should return the next day.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested Juan Bixby, 35, and Julian Lopez, 27, on Thursday. Deputies said Bixby and Lopez pulled up upon the man fixing his bicycle chain in Loxahatchee just before 9pm.

They demanded money from him, but the man said he didn't have any. The man told the duo to come back tomorrow when he had money, so Bixby and Lopez left. After they had gone, he called 911 and gave deputies a description of their car. Less than 15 minutes later, deputies were able to pull them over.

The man told deputies Bixby and Lopez were threatening him with a gun. When they showed it to him, he panicked and told them he would have money on Friday. Both are charged with attempted robbery with a weapon and are being held at the Palm Beach County Jail. Bixby's bail is set at $50,000 while Lopez is being held without bond.

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