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Two Arrested in North of Montana Armed Robbery
 

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By Lookout Staff

April 1, 2022 -- A man and woman from Riverside were arrested for armed robbery in the upscale North of Montana neighborhood Thursday evening, according to police.

Lorenza Luisa Garcia
Lorenza Luisa Garcia
Dylon James Sotelo-Camacho
Dylon James Sotelo-Camacho

The incident took place at around 7:15 near 25th Street and Alta Avenue, where the victim was walking when a red Ford Mustang pulled up alongside her, said Lt. Rudy Flores, the Police Department spokesman.

"The male passenger pulled out a handgun, demanded the victim’s belongings, then fled with her purse," Flores said.

Minutes later, police personnel spotted a red Mustang at the Chevron station at 432 Wilshire Boulevard before it drove off, he said. The license plate showed the vehicle was stolen,

The same car was seen again at the Chevron station at 1732 Lincoln Boulevard, Flores said. When officers made contact, "the two occupants fled on foot."

The female driver, who was later identified as 35-year-old Lorenza Luisa Garcia, was immediately apprehended, police said. She was in possession of the victim’s wallet.

The male passenger "jumped a wall into the alley," Flores said.

Police established a perimeter and "a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) call-out was initiated."

"A short time later, SMPD officers were alerted that a male was hiding under a blanket outside a nearby apartment building," Flores said.

The man, later identified as 22-year-old Dylon James Sotelo-Camacho, was taken into custody without incident.

Inside the red Ford Mustang, officers found the victim’s purse and a black Glock replica handgun," Flores said.

Both suspects were booked for robbery, conspiracy and resisting, delaying, obstructing arrest.

Anyone with any more information about the incident should call Detective Haro at 310-458-8432 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8426.


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