2 Suspects Arrested in Graton Casino Robbery in which 68-Year-Old Man was Badly Beaten

The Christmas Eve robbery victim was hospitalized with severe head trauma.

By Sara Gaiser

Bay City News Service

Two Santa Rosa men have been arrested in connection with a Christmas Eve robbery outside the Graton Resort and Casino, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said today.

Santa Rosa residents Ricardo Davalos, 21, and Devante Raushad Love, 20, were identified as suspects in the robbery, which occurred in the casino parking lot around 6:30 a.m., with the help of casino security, sheriff's office officials said.

Davalos was arrested in the Roseland area during a traffic stop, and Love was arrested at the county jail after detectives arranged for his surrender, officials said.

The victim in the robbery, described today as a 68-year-old man, was struck in the head with an unknown object and robbed outside the casino, according to the sheriff's office.

The victim said he was robbed by two suspects, who stole an undisclosed amount of cash and personal property, the sheriff's office said.

The victim was taken to Memorial Hospital to be treated for severe head trauma, the sheriff's office said.

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Dorie McKay December 29, 2013 at 10:10 AM
I am SO GLAD to read this! I hope they got the RIGHT guys who did such an ugly thing to a senior citizen. Hooray for the casino security who did ID this crime. Being that the hour of attack was so very early, my concern was that there were no witnesses. Someone should help this man, who was attacked. Victims of crime should pay all his medical bills. I had a friend who was attacked on the streets of SF, trying to prevent a man from beating up his girlfriend with some kind of board or stick he was swinging at her. My friend took a huge beating requiring facial reconstruction which county general hospital did a very fine job on him. And, victims of crime picked up the tab, plus we had fund raiser dinners around SF when I lived there, and raised about 15-20 grand. He was a well loved person, who was a bartender and he had NO health insurance. And had worked at several bars all his life, so he was well known, great with the public, so we all took care of him. Such a feeling of love and togetherness at one of the dinners held at a local church where he worked. Unforgettable. I hope social services comes to visit him, and helps him so he won't be liable to pay hospital bills. Not a cent. Blessings to this poor soul. My heart goes out to him. I hope he is helped.
Sonoma Marin Native January 23, 2014 at 09:09 PM
Well what would you expect from GANGLAND IDIOTS??? They'll be released on some technicality and we'll see their names again for some other brutal crime. OR maybe if we're lucky they'll turn into MODEL CITIZENS, like my good friend "CONCERNED_CITIZEN" LMAO


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