CASA GRANDE — Three men are facing robbery charges after a Casa Grande man was punched in the face and his truck was stolen.

According to Pinal County Superior Court records, Alec I. Miguel, 28, from Casa Grande, Johnny D. Joaquin, 26, from Sells and Bernard Francisco, 41, from Casa Grande are each facing one count of robbery.

Around midnight on Oct. 9, Casa Grande Police officers responded to a call in the 300 block of East Sixth Street. A man at that location told officers he was sleeping in his truck in the 600 block of East Main Street when three men attacked him, punching him in the face and arms before taking the keys to his truck and his phone.

The man was able to track his truck and the three men, later identified as Miguel, Joaquin and Francisco, to a location near the 300 block of East Sixth Street.

Officers allegedly found Miguel walking around the front of the truck, Joaquin with a large metal pipe in his hand and Francisco walking away from the truck. Officers also allegedly located a cellphone inside the truck’s bed and the keys to the vehicle in Joaquin’s pocket.

Joaquin allegedly admitted that the three were involved in robbing the man but refused to say who punched the man and who gave him the key. He allegedly told officers that he was in the passenger side of the truck when the man was attacked.

Miguel denied being involved in the incident, saying he was in the back of the truck with two women at the time and that the phone belonged to one of the women.

The three men were taken into custody.


Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at

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These guys are not even real men - not one has hair on their chests :(

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