Downey man accused of robbing Lancaster lawyer

DOWNEY - A Downey man was arrested after allegedly robbing an attorney of his iPhone and wallet while in Lancaster this past Saturday.Sheriff's officials say Jorge Quinones, 24, was parked on a Lancaster street Saturday at about 7 p.m. when he waved over a man who was talking on his iPhone. The victim - an attorney - walked over to see what Quinones wanted when Quinones allegedly brandished a black pistol and robbed the man. Quinones fled in a burgundy Chevy Silverado with paper plates, authorities said. The victim tried to follow Quinones but lost him. Two sheriff's deputies responding to the call found Quinones hiding underneath the truck, which was parked on the 3800 block of W. Avenue K-14, a residential neighborhood of Lancaster. The deputies detained Quinones and recovered the victim's property. Deputies also found property that had been stolen during a robbery two weeks ago in Palmdale, officials said. A black BB gun was found concealed in the truck's dashboard, authorities said. Quinones was booked on robbery charges at the Lancaster's Sheriff's Station. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

********** Published: August 30, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 20