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3 Women Allegedly Use Craigslist Ad For Puppy To Rob Family

FONTANA ( — Three women were behind bars Wednesday after they reportedly answered a Craigslist ad about a puppy in order to rob a Phelan family.

Lois Taylor, Monique Rescendez and Misty Verdugo were all being held at the West Valley Detention Center on robbery charges, Fontana police said.

According to officials, a 14-year-old girl and her father agreed to meet the suspects regarding the sale of the dog on Monday.

"Once at the meeting, the victim gave Resendez the puppy to look at. Verdugo pointed a gun at the victims and demanded money while the 14 year-old victim was pushed into the suspects' vehicle," police said.

The girl told the suspects she was a minor; Taylor and Verdugo pulled her out of the car and then fled the scene with victims' personal property, cash and the puppy.

Resendez was left behind by her fellow suspects and was arrested by responding officers.

Police later located the suspects' vehicle, which was stolen out of Victorville, and arrested Taylor and Verdugo.

The dog and the victims' property were returned.


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