An accused serial armed robber was ordered May 22 to stand trial for 11 hold-ups of businesses including three in Chula Vista.
Chula Vista and San Diego Police officers testified in the preliminary hearing of David Peters, 51, who is also known under the name of Shalako Blackfoot. He was arrested Feb. 25 at a motel in San Ysidro.
He is accused of robbing a 7-Eleven and Circle K store in Chula Vista and a Sunny Donuts shop in Chula Vista. The other heists occurred in San Diego.
The first robbery occurred on Jan. 16 and the series ended with his arrest. He is also charged with auto theft. Deputy District Attorney James Koerber said he has not yet figured out the total losses for the businesses which include sandwich shops and gas stations.
Court records show Peters is on parole for three counts of robbery and false imprisonment committed in 1998, with burglary convictions in 1989, 1990, 1994 and 2001.
San Diego Superior Court Judge Peter Deddeh heard witnesses in an all-day hearing and ordered Peters to next appear in court on Thursday, June 5, to set a trial date. He has pleaded not guilty.
Koerber said David Peters is the defendant’s true name, but he is listed in jail records as Shalako Blackfoot and that name appears in court documents as an alias. He remains in the central jail on $500,000 bail.