18-Year-Old Woman Robbed and Attacked, Three Suspects Arrested NR09484ah

October 6, 2009

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Area Detectives have arrested three people in connection with the robbery and assault of a woman on September 20, 2009.

Detectives worked diligently and developed significant leads on the case.  On September 30, 2009, Fernando Alday, of Los Angeles, Erick Marenco, also of Los Angeles and Raul Mascorro of Pico Rivera, all of whom are 24 years of age, were each charged with one count of conspiracy, attempt murder, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.  All three of the defendants were booked at Men’s Central Jail and are being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

On September 20, 2009, at around 2:10 am, an 18-year-old female and two of her companions had just completed a bike ride with their bike club.  They were on their bicycles on Olympic Boulevard near Curson Avenue when they were confronted by four men, who intended on robbing them.  One of the suspects struck the 18-year-old in the face with a wooden bat and another stole her iPhone, detectives said.  The group then drove off in a black Dodge Charger.

The victim suffered massive facial fractures and was rushed to a local hospital where she underwent 12 hours of surgery.

Investigators executed search and arrest warrants on three suspects.  Two suspects were taken into custody at their homes without incident.  The other suspect was taken into custody at his place of employment.  A fourth suspect, who has been identified as 24-year-old Elder Rodriguezcardon of Los Angeles, was already in custody on an unrelated vandalism charge.  Charges against Rodriguezcardon are pending.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Wilshire Area Robbery Detectives at 213-922-0154.  During off-hours, call may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.