Arrests in Rancho Mirage Robbery

A man and woman who allegedly robbed a Rancho Mirage
business and assaulted a store employee were charged with robbery, grand theft
and receiving stolen property today.
Dominic Michael Battiato, 33, and Paige Alisha Groves, 27, were arrested
in connection with the 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 robbery of a business in the 34200
block of Monterey Avenue, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Garcia.
Deputies say the duo stole merchandise then assaulted an employee before
leaving with the stolen goods. It was unclear if the employee was injured.
Battiato was arrested the following day after deputies served a search
warrant at a home in the 46800 block of Jackson Street, while Groves was
arrested a few hours later near Madison Street and Highway 111, according to
jail records.
At the time of her arrest, Groves was out on bail for an alleged vehicle
theft.
Both Groves and Battiato, who remain held at the Larry D. Smith
Correctional Facility in Banning, are slated for a video arraignment this
afternoon.

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