Updated Nov 7, 2013 - 3:11 pm
Scottsdale police: School bomb threats were meant to cover up crime
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Three Calexico, Calif., men are accused by Scottsdale police of making bomb threats to several schools to divert police during a planned robbery of a rare-coin shop.
Police say the men were arrested this week after telephone records and other information led detectives to a store where the men were observed nearby.
Items recovered included a handgun and a pre-paid cellphone allegedly used to make the bomb threats.
Police identified the men as 25-year-old Daniel Alberto Verdin, 42-year-old Davyd G. Jimenez and 25-year-old Sanches Moises Ortiz.
According to police, the men face several charges, including felony disruption of a school and conspiracy.
It's not immediately known whether they have lawyers.