The cases of three California men accused of robbing the Albany Go Wireless store and kidnapping a worker on Feb. 27 continue to progress through Linn County Circuit Court.
Two of the suspects have been arraigned on indictments that carry an additional charge of unlawful use of a weapon: a firearm.
Christopher Orlando Rodriguez, 33, of Sacramento, California, and Vitaliy Derkatch, 27, of Roseville, California, also face charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, second-degree kidnapping, attempted second-degree kidnapping, coercion and aggravated first-degree theft.
The third suspect, Yuriy Mishchuk, 32, of Rancho Cordova, California, is scheduled to be arraigned on a similar indictment on April 23.
Rodriguez was arraigned on the indictment on March 26, and he is scheduled for a pretrial conference on April 12. Derkatch was in court for the indictment on Monday, and he is set for a pretrial hearing on April 23.
Three suspects, two of them reportedly armed with pistols, robbed the store during daylight on a weekday, forcing an employee to open up a safe at gunpoint and then tying her up.
A probable cause affidavit in the case states that the robbery suspects stuffed cellular phones from the Verizon dealership into two large trash bags, including a phone that had a tracking device.
Authorities were able to use the tracking device to follow the suspects to Salem.