Masked Robbers Steal Thousands From Stranded Motorists

SANTA ANA (CBS) — Three masked men who robbed two women who were fixing a flat tire remain at large Friday, Santa Ana police said.

The victims had withdrawn “a large sum of money from a bank,” to help a relative with health problems, authorities said.

According to officials, the women stopped their car when a “good Samaritan” told them they had a flat tire at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the 5300 block of West Barbette Avenue.

The man apparently was helping them change the tire when three masked robbers drove up. The robbers, who were wearing black clothes with hoods, demanded the cash and drove away in a small, dark gray compact car with the license plates covered.

The robbers never showed any weapons in the robbery. The suspects were described as men in their 20s. Police interviewed the “good Samaritan” and said he did not appear to have been involved in the heist.

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  1. Plain Stupid says:

    How did the robbers knew they had a large sum of cash? If someone had a large sum of cash, shouldn’t they hid it somewhere and not the obvious(purse)??

  2. pelican says:

    This sort of thing happens when someone observes the withdrawal and follows the victim. It’s hard to know if the “Good Samaritan” had any involvement. The flat tire could have been planned by the robbers to get her to pull over or, better yet, never leave the parking lot.

  3. SAM says:

    LOOK YOU IDIOT. THE ARTICLE DID NOT MENTION THEIR RACE. IT IS PRETTY IGNORANT TO ASSSUME THEY WERE HISPANIC. LAST TIME I CHECKED, CRIMES ARE DONE BY PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT RACES. IT’S BAD ENOUGH THAT THIS HAPPEN TO ANYBODY.

  4. kevin says:

    I agree with you Bill, these illegals are ruining society.

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