Two Groups Arrested in Coachella Cellphone Thefts

The police have arrested five people in connection to the theft of more than 40 mobile phones, money as well as credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert.

Multiple festival-goers reported the thefts, and investigators identified two separate groups of suspects who had multiple phones on them on Saturday – Indio Police

The Desert Sun reports that five people were booked into Riverside County jail on theft and conspiracy charges.

Police believe two women, 35-year-old Angela Trivino of New York City and 38-year-old Viviana Hernandez of Los Angeles, were working together. They identified the other group as 29-year-old Brenda Cansino of Miami, 27-year-old Marco Leon of Los Angeles and 25-year-old Sharon Ruiz of Van Nuys.

It’s unclear whether they have attorneys.

One man was arrested at Coachella with more than 100 cellphones in his backpack on 14 April.

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