Pomona police arrested two men and a woman suspected of carjacking a Pomona resident after they tried to sell a speaker from the car online the same day, authorities said Monday.
The suspects were identified as Anthony Soto, 38, of Pomona, Javier Soto, 19, of La Puente and Alaiza Gamez, 18, of Whittier, police said.
The victim’s tan 2012 Chevy Cruze was taken about 1:30 a.m. Saturday when the victim met Gamez for an encounter that had been set through a dating app, police said.
They were sitting in the victim’s car when Javier Soto and Anthony Soto approached the car, pulled the victim out of the car and demanded that he empty his pockets, according to police. They took his car and cellphone after one suspect pointed a stun gun at him, police said.
About 9:40 p.m. Saturday the victim called police to say he possibly found a subwoofer that was in his car listed on OfferUp, police said. Officers set up a meeting in the parking lot in the 400 block of South Garey Avenue and arrested them when they showed up.
The black Honda Civic in which they arrived at the meeting was reported stolen out of Whittier, police said. The victim’s car was still missing but the cellphone was recovered, they said.
Anthony Soto and Javier Soto are related and Gamez is Javier Soto’s girlfriend, police said.
They were booked for suspicion of carjacking, robbery, grand theft auto and making criminal threats, police said.
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