Alleged thief caught after crashing car into police patrol unit

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FARMINGTON — An armed robbery suspect sought by Farmington police today was arrested after he crashed a stolen vehicle into a patrol unit.

Cody Dimuccio, 30, of Pagosa, Colorado, was taken into custody around 12:17 p.m. near the intersection of Auburn Avenue and Maple Street, according to a Farmington Police Department press release. 

He faces eight charges, including armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, vehicle theft and being an out-of-state fugitive. 

He has three active warrants in Colorado, one in Kentucky and one in San Juan County.

Dimuccio was sought in connection to an armed robbery that happened around 10:42 a.m. at the Family Dollar store at 909a Farmington Ave., according to police spokesperson Georgette Allen.

Dimuccio allegedly entered the store, and waited for customers to leave before taking an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing, according to a press release.

He allegedly fired one shot in the store and no one was hurt.

Police got a call around 12:05 p.m. about an individual who had just stolen a BMW vehicle from Great Buy Auto Sales at 942 E. Main St., according to Allen.

The vehicle was spotted traveling east on West Apache Street when officers attempted to make a traffic stop, according to a Farmington Police Department press release.

Dimuccio allegedly ignored the officers' attempt to stop him and then turned south on North Auburn Avenue until the silver BMW crashed into a patrol vehicle, at which point he was taken into custody.

The suspect was treated by medics at the scene and was transported to the police department for questioning.

The officer in the patrol vehicle was not injured, Allen said.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at jkellogg@daily-times.com.

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