Five More People Arrested For Stealing Cell Phones At Coachella
Five people were arrested at Coachella this weekend in connection to stealing cell phones, credit cards, and cash, according to the Desert Sun. Indio Police say they received many reports of missing phones on Friday of Weekend 2. The police then identified two separate groups of suspects who had a number of phones on them, and all five people were arrested without incident. It is unclear whether the two separate groups were aware of each other's alleged actions. Over 40 cell phones were stolen, which is far below the 100 phone mark of last week's thief.
The police believe 35-year-old Angela Trivino of New York City and 38-year-old Viviana Hernandez of Los Angeles worked together as one team, and 29-year-old Brenda Cansino of Miami, 27-year-old Marco Leon of Los Angeles and 25-year-old Sharon Ruiz of Van Nuys worked together as the other team, according to the LA Times. The five thieves were booked in Riverside County Jail for theft and conspiracy, according to the Desert Sun.
Many of the stolen phones have been turned into the Coachella Lost and Found, which includes an online directory of all unclaimed items. The Lost and Found mainly consists of keys, backpacks, and cell phones, as well as everyone's main Coachella staple: a Versace fanny pack.