RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (VVNG.com)- Three teenagers and one juvenile were arrested following an arranged meeting via a popular phone app, that resulted in the victim being robbed at gunpoint.
On December 27, 2016, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to an armed robbery that occurred near Milliken Avenue and Fourth Street in the city of Rancho Cucamonga.
Deputies determined the victim arrived at the location to conduct a private sale of goods using a popular phone application designed for selling personal belongings.
The victim was confronted by four suspects, two of which were armed with handguns. The suspects took the victim’s property and fled on foot.
Deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department’s Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) developed investigative leads that resulted in the identification of the four suspects. MET obtained search warrants for the suspects’ residences.
At the conclusion of the executed search warrants Maury Thibodeaux, 18, a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, Devon Butler, 18, a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, Michael Garland, 18, a resident of Victorville and a male juvenile from Los Angeles were arrested for robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and possession of stolen property.
Thibodeaux, Butler, and Garland were booked into the West Valley Detention Center, and the male juvenile was booked into San Bernardino Juvenile Hall. The bail for all four was set at $100,000.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com
(source: Rancho Cucamonga Police press release)