Modesto police arrest robbery suspects after alleged getaway car crashes. One at large

Two robbery suspects were arrested Monday after the alleged getaway vehicle crashed on El Vista Avenue, Modesto police said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, police continued to identify a third person who fled from the vehicle, which crashed near the intersection of El Vista and Roble avenues, about 1½ miles from the scene of the robbery.

Lt. Felton Payne said the armed robbery occurred about 11:30 a.m at the Arco/ampm store in the 3,000 block of Yosemite Boulevard.

Three suspects fled in a vehicle west on Yosemite and then apparently turned north on El Vista. Officers were responding to the business, and on their way, discovered the vehicle crash, Payne said.

Police were not pursuing the vehicle. “They crashed on their own,” Payne said.

No one was injured in the robbery or the vehicle accident, police said.

Jason Grigorieff, 32, of Modesto faces charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime, resisting arrest and probation violation, Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear said, and 19-year-old Julian Ramirez of Turlock faces a conspiracy charge.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tips also can be submitted via