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Two Christmas Rapes, Two Arrests, Two Women on the Loose

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If good things come in threes, it seems bad things come in twos, at least today in LA:

  • Edward Gage, a 31-year old Lancaster man, has been arrested for an alleged Christmas Day rape of a 16-year-old girl. When Gage's victim ignored his attempts to get directions as she walked to a friend's house, he pulled her shirt and tried to remove her clothing. She punched him in the face and got away!
  • Francisco Santiago Ramos was arrested last night in the suspected Christmas Eve rape & robbery of a woman in her room at the West Coast Inn in the 1200 block of North Grove Avenue. A tipster, after seeing video surveillance footage on TV, gave police the info that nabbed the suspect.
  • Two women, armed with guns and wearing hooded sweatshirts, have robbed a dozen late-night convenience stores in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County during the past few weeks. Their latest robbery took place last week and authorities are alerting the media that the women are "brazen" and still on the loose. Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division at 213.485.2511.

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