Police arrest 3 carjacking suspects

DOWNEY - Three men were arrested Sept. 2 after robbing and carjacking a mother and son, then attempting to rob another man.The mother and son were driving out of the Stonewood Center parking lot at about 7:20 p.m. when three men approached their car, according to a press release from the Downey Police Department. One of the suspects pulled out a shotgun and ordered the mother and son out of the car. The three men took the car and drove north on Woodruff Avenue out of sight. A few minutes later, the same suspects attempted to rob a man standing in front of his house on the 9300 block of Cecilia Street. One of the suspects pointed a shotgun at the man and demanded money. When the victim said he had no money, one of the suspects held him at gunpoint while the other two entered his home, where they remained several minutes before exiting. The three suspects got back in the car and fled the scene. Downey police officers subsequently stopped the car in the area and arrested Erick Garcia, 24, Enrique Ruiz, 23, and Juan Landeros, 22, all of Inglewood. Two loaded guns were found in the car, according to the press release. The three men were arrested and charged with carjacking and armed robbery.

********** Published: September 11, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 21