The suspect from the December armed robbery of the Purple Parrot in White City has been arrested and is lodged in the Jackson County Jail. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives tracked down the suspect with help from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents in Medford and Las Vegas, and the Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET) in Klamath Falls. The suspect, Francisco Javier Diaz-Ramirez, 44, of Las Vegas, has been charged with two counts of first-degree robbery.
On December 5, 2022, at 5:54 p.m. JCSO deputies responded to a panic alarm in the 7300 block of Highway 62 in White City. Upon arrival, deputies learned an adult man and woman came in to the store, pointed a gun at the cashier, and stole an undisclosed amount of money and products. The suspects left the scene and deputies were unable to locate them.
Upon further investigation, JCSO detectives identified Diaz-Ramirez through a collaboration with BINET and the ATF. On January 19, detectives presented evidence to a Jackson County Grand Jury and an extraditable arrest warrant was issued. LVMPD arrested the suspect on February 2 and served a search warrant at his residence uncovering evidence from the crime including the firearm used in the robbery. Jackson County Jail Transport deputies flew to Las Vegas on February 12 and escorted Diaz-Ramirez to the Jail. On February 13, JCSO detectives interviewed Diaz-Ramirez and he confessed to the crime.
Diaz-Ramirez committed the armed robbery with an unidentified Hispanic female adult in her 20’s with brown/red curly hair, wearing a skull mask and a black zip up sweatshirt. The accomplice has not been identified and is not known to be from Oregon. If you have any information on the unknown suspect’s identification, call the JCSO Tip Line at (541) 774-8333 and reference case 22-7060.
During the course of the investigation detectives determined Diaz-Ramirez attempted to sell old, rare coins in Southern Oregon. If anyone has purchased coins from Diaz-Ramirez (pictured above) contact the JCSO Tip Line at (541) 774-8333 and reference case 22-7060.
All suspects are considered innocent until any/all charges are proven true against them in a court of law.