A man and a woman were arrested after being suspected of being involved in armed robberies in Fontana last month and authorities believe there may be other victims.
Giovanni Ramirez, 25, and Samantha Keck, 22, both residents of Fontana, were charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department gave this description of the incidents:
• On 21 March at around 18:58, while victim 1 was leaving the village farm market and approaching his vehicle, a subject later identified as Ramirez approached the parking lot armed with a pistol. Ramirez is suspected of pointing a firearm at the victim’s head and demanding the money and the mobile phone. Victim 1 feared for his life and met Ramirez’s demands. Ramirez fled and jumped on the passenger side of a waiting vehicle driven by an accomplice, later identified as Keck. Both Ramirez and Keck left the area in a compact red four-door vehicle.
• On March 24 at around 4:22 a.m., Victim 2 was robbed at gunpoint while working in a Fontana Circle store. K. Ramirez allegedly pointed a firearm at Victim 2 and demanded money from inside the registry. Victim 2 feared for his life and met Ramirez’s demands. Ramirez fled on foot with the money.
• On March 29, Victim 3 was parked in a mall located on Beech Avenue and Merrill Avenue in Fontana. While victim 3 was sitting in his vehicle, Ramirez and two unknown suspects approached him. Ramirez allegedly pointed a firearm at Victim 3 and demanded his wallet and cell phone. Ramirez forcibly took the victim’s mobile phone and tried to take the victim’s wallet, but was unsuccessful. Ramirez fled and jumped on the passenger side of a newer model in anticipation of the black Camaro and left the scene.
Deputies Hernandez, Arroyo and Nunez from the Fontana Sheriff’s Station cooperated with the station detectives and developed directions.
On April 4, investigators surveyed a mansion in Fontana where Keck was known to be attending. Investigators found Kecku inside the residence, along with Ramirez. The two were arrested without incident and transported to the Fontana Sheriff’s station for interview. At the end of the interview, Keck and Ramirez were arrested and detained at the West Valley Detention Center.
Investigators believe Ramirez and Keck may have been involved in other armed robberies and are publishing their photos in an attempt to find other victims.
Anyone with information on this case is kindly requested to contact the investigators at the Fontana Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information at www.wetip.com.
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