ELKO – An Elko woman identified as a suspect in an October robbery at Port of Subs was arrested Saturday morning at a local casino.

Erika M. Lozano, 30, is believed by police to be one of two people who entered the Port of Subs at the Elko Junction Shopping Center wearing masks shortly after closing time on Oct. 3, and fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“A subject brandished a firearm, he took cash and fled,” Lt. Mike Palhegyi of the Elko Police Department told the Elko Daily in a previous report.

Palhegyi said a search warrant was executed in Osino and evidence seized connecting Lozano to the robbery. Police then provided media with a photo of Lozano and requested the public’s help finding her.

On Dec. 2, Elko Dispatch received a tip that Lozano might be at the Red Lion Casino. The Elko Police Department sent officers to search the casino under the warrant for Lozano’s arrest.

The officers recognized Lozano and took her into custody after two months of investigation on this case, Palhegyi explained.

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Lozano faces charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and grand larceny; robbery; burglary while in possession of a gun; assault with a deadly weapon; and grand larceny up to $3,500. Bail is set at $152,500.

The second party in the case has yet to be identified in the ongoing investigation, Palhegyi said.

Information can be reported to the Elko Police Department at 777-7310.



Reporter for the Elko Daily Free Press for sports, city and crime. Feel free to contact me in the newsroom at 748-2717 or at sheiney@elkodaily.com.

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