In Encinitas, California, two teens and an adult were arrested after robbing a man during an attempted sneaker sale.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Heather Bruton in a news release, the incident took place in the afternoon in the 2100 block of Carol View Drive on September 14.
The victim, who was selling multiple pairs of sneakers, made arrangements to meet with a man and a woman in a parking lot when a third individual, another man, showed up and pointed a gun at the victim..
“Fearing he may be injured, the victim ran to this vehicle and got into the driver’s seat. The woman and two men ran away together with the victim’s shoes,” Sgt. Bruton said.
The cameras on the victim’s car, a Tesla, played a key role in helping police identify the suspects
The sheriff’s department located and arrested two 16-year-olds, a boy and a girl; the boy was wearing a pair of ill-gotten kicks from the robbery at the time of their arrest. Both teens were booked into Juvenile Hall on suspicion of robbery.
Five days later, the third and the armed participant in the robbery, 18-year-old Jesus Manuel Quinonez was arrested at his Carlsbad, CA home on suspicion of robbery, possession of the stolen property, assault with a deadly weapon, and participating in a street gang.
Quinonez was also linked to an August 15 stabbing. Sgt Bruton expounded on that saying, “During the search of Quinonez’s home, clothing he was wearing during the Encinitas robbery, shoes stolen during the San Marcos robbery, and evidence related to the Carlsbad stabbing were located.”
His bail was set at $300,000.