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Robbery Suspects Arrested; Used Craigslist to Meet Victims

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craigslistWOODLAND—

Police say they have arrested two men Tuesday suspected in two Woodland robberies where they are said to have contacted their victims through Craigslist.

Officers showed up in the JCPenney parking lot along E Gibson Road around 2:40 p.m. after getting a report about a strong-armed robbery. A 24-year-old Placer County man at the scene then told police that he was just robbed of his tablet computer by two men in a Toyota Echo.

The man had posted the tablet as for sale on Craigslist and was meeting up with who he thought was the buyer. When the men in the Toyota pulled up, they asked to see the computer, only to try and drive off with the tablet.

Police say the man grabbed onto the car’s door frame and held on for a short time, dragging him and injuring him. But, he was to remember the car’s license plate and told it to police.

The car was later found near Tyler Drive and Matmor Road. Police soon detained 20-year-old Oscar Omar Gonzalez. The victim identified Gonzalez as the driver and he was arrested for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

Gonzalez has also been charged for a similar robbery that happened on Sunday at a 7-Eleven along Cottonwood Street.

The other suspect, 18-year-old Eduardo Orozco, was found in a home along Washington Drive. He had numerous warrants out for his arrest in Colusa County.

Police say that the tablet stolen in Tuesday’s incident has since been recovered.

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