Pedro Vasquez Espinoza. Photo: Santa Ana PD

Santa Ana police Thursday asked for the public’s help tracking down a suspect wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a woman to steal her car.

Police were looking for Pedro Vazquez Espinoza, 27, of Santa Ana, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. He is 6-foot-2, weighs about 210 pounds and has brown hair and eyes.

Vazquez Espinoza, who police say is armed and dangerous, is charged in a $200,000 arrest warrant with robbery, carjacking and kidnapping with sentencing enhancement allegations for the personal use of a deadly weapon during a carjacking and committing a second offense while released from custody, according to court records.

Co-defendant Graciela Campos, 33, of Santa Ana, was being held without bail, according to jail records. She was arrested June 13 for a separate case and posted bail June 15, according to jail records.

Graciela Campos. Photo: Santa Ana PD

The two are accused of ordering a woman on June 10 to Anaheim, where they allegedly carjacked her vehicle and fled, Bertagna said.

The two confronted the woman at 1634 W. Pine St., forced their way at gunpoint into her car and demanded her purse and other property, Bertagna alleged. Then they ordered her to drive them to Anaheim, where they had her get out of the vehicle and drove off with it, Bertagna alleged.

Campos is also accused — along with three unknown men — of robbery and carjacking of a victim staying at a motel at 1427 E. 1st St. on May 29, according to Bertagna.

Campos was arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Stanton on June 13 with the vehicle stolen from the woman in Anaheim, Bertagna said. Campos posted bail two days later, but was picked up again June 29 on a $200,000 arrest warrant, Bertagna said.

Campos is also charged with selling drugs and possession of drugs with the intent to sell and drug paraphernalia on Sept. 7, 2016, according to court records.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Vazquez Espinoza was asked to call Cpl. A. Silva at (714) 245-8545 or via email at Orange County Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips at (855) TIP-OCCS.

–City News Service

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