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West Covina, CA

#1 Mar 10, 2013
Covina man carjacked, kidnapped and robbed in Baldwin Park
By Brian Day Staff Writer
twitter.com/sgvcrime
Posted: 03/10/2013 10:35:07 AM PDT
Updated: 03/10/2013 03:30:47 PM PDT

BALDWIN PARK - Two armed men in a tow truck carjacked, kidnapped and robbed a Covina man this weekend as he was driving along Baldwin Park Boulevard, authorities said.

The crime took place about 1 p.m. Friday at Baldwin Park Boulevard and Merced Avenue, but was not reported to police until Saturday afternoon, Baldwin Park police Sgt. Chris Hofford said.

A 36-year-old Covina man was driving at Baldwin Park Boulevard and Francisquito Avenue when a white, older-model tow truck pulled up next to him, the sergeant said.

"The driver of the tow truck points a gun at him and tells him not to move," Hofford said. "The passenger of the tow truck enters the victim's vehicle and takes the driver's seat."

Also armed with a handgun, the carjacker blindfolded the victim and began driving with the kidnapped man as a passenger.

After driving for about 10 minutes, Hofford said, the carjacker abandoned the car and victim at Puente and Francisquito avenues, a little under a mile away. The carjacker fled after robbing the man of his wallet and cell phone. The victim was not hurt.

Police described the driver of the tow truck as a Latino man in his mid-30s, about 6 feet tall and 300 pounds. He was armed with a black pistol.

The second suspect, who drove around with the victim, was a white man, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, officials said. He was armed with a chrome handgun.

The investigation was ongoing.
Pay up sucker

United States

#2 Mar 10, 2013
U may b right word on the street is tow trucks especially official police tow trucks are a great way 2 deliver drugs. they never get stopped and searched
Nothing like a free pass
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#3 Mar 10, 2013
I have heard the same thing. The owner of Royal Coaches has felony drug convictions.

And they do have a real cozy relationship with the Baldwin Park Police Department.

I agree what better way than with an free pass.
Interesting

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Mar 10, 2013
How is posible 4 a tow compay with felony comvictions to cantact with a police department
R U sure
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#5 Mar 10, 2013
Of Course I am sure. The owner was forced to admit it in a court proceeding.

The public should expect more from the Baldwin Park Police department.

Can you imagine how easy this tow company can compromise an investigation and evidence. Plus they are in a position to tip off the local gangs about investigations or raids.

Or how easily they could be moving drugs right under the nose of law enforcement.

I remember at least two different drug raids in Baldwin Park by other agencies Like Pasadena. And they never even contacted Baldwin Park Police Department.

What does that tell you. They did not want their investigation and raid compromised.
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#6 Mar 10, 2013
Its not just their tow company. Baldwin Park's Mayor Lozono lives with his two brothers who are documented gang members
True Facts

Colton, CA

#7 Mar 11, 2013
Mayor Lozano's brother was arrested in Irwindale smoking crack in a truck registered to Lozano.
I am betting the mayor of Baldwin Park is in on this drug trafficking. The mayor has numerous cars registered to him also.
Heisenberg

Santa Ana, CA

#8 Mar 11, 2013
True Facts wrote:
Mayor Lozano's brother was arrested in Irwindale smoking crack in a truck registered to Lozano.
I am betting the mayor of Baldwin Park is in on this drug trafficking. The mayor has numerous cars registered to him also.
Somebody is watching too much Breaking Bad. Now Mayor Lozano is one of the pollos hermanos? stfu
Interesting

United States

#9 Mar 11, 2013
I am astounded that a city would knowingly put the public at risk by contracting with convicted felons
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#10 Mar 11, 2013
Here is something that just might astound you more

The California Highway Patrol contracts with this convicted felon also
True Facts

Santa Ana, CA

#11 Mar 12, 2013
Heisenberg wrote:
<quoted text>
Somebody is watching too much Breaking Bad. Now Mayor Lozano is one of the pollos hermanos? stfu
Lets be brief why does Lozano's house have bars on all the doors and windows, why does Lozano always park backwards ready for fast exit, why does Lozano have so many cars registered in his name, why does Lozano live with convicted felon brother at the house, how can a security guard at a hospital afford a house, a condo, and several cars and barley works his job.
Well I say he has a side job in a very lucrative drug business.
Car Parker

West Covina, CA

#12 Mar 12, 2013
Just the fact that a Baldwin Park gang has access to and privy to confidential information is enough to raise red flags. No wounder when Pasadena and other agencies conduct drug raids in Baldwin Park they don't even notify Baldwin Park officials.
commonpeeps

Monrovia, CA

#13 Mar 12, 2013
Interesting wrote:
I am astounded that a city would knowingly put the public at risk by contracting with convicted felons
It's all about money. Those type of politicians have no soul.

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