According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, three Arizona men were arrested Thursday in Goleta in connection with a kidnapping and robbery case that occurred hours earlier in Carpanthia.
Rafael Jick, sheriff’s public information officer, reported that after a woman reported that she had been abducted by a woman and robbed by three men, in the morning to the Chevron gas station on Via Real and Santa Monica Road in Carpentaria Sent at around 5:40 pm.
“Deputies came to know that an adult female victim was robbed and robbed by force by three suspects who fled in a vehicle,” Jick said.
Zick said the victim does not need medical attention.
About three hours later, a vigilante citizen known to the robbery from local media reported to sheriff’s dispatchers that the suspect’s vehicle, a gold-colored sedan with a flat tire, was on the 200 block of South Fair Avenue, Zick Tire was in the store. said.
The deputy converged on the area, and took the three suspects into custody without incident, Zick said, after a male was found in possession of a concealed firearm.
South Fairview Avenue was closed for a short time, while deputies arrested the trio.
The suspects are all from Tucson, Zick said, and identified as Barry Mullins, 22, Sr. Allen, 22, and James Johnson, 18.
The three were booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of hooliganism, conspiracy and kidnapping.
Mullins was also charged with misconduct, including carrying a loaded firearm in public places and carrying a concealed weapon.
The bail for each was set at $ 1 million.
“The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the community members who were keeping an eye on these suspects,” Jick said. “We would also like to highlight a sound judgment of a witness who stayed a safe distance, immediately called 9-1-1, and provides useful information for the responding units.”