Couple from Romania arrested for distraction theft in California

A person and a girl from Romania had been arrested in Riverside County earlier this week for a distraction theft and investigators imagine the suspects could have been concerned in different related robberies.  

On Aug. 7, Riverside County deputies assigned to Eastvale’s Particular Enforcement Crew responded to the car parking zone of a enterprise positioned within the 5000 block Hamber Avenue on stories of the theft, in line with a RCSD information launch. 

On the scene, deputies realized that an aged sufferer had been lured right into a dialog by the suspects, later recognized as 27-year-old Petre Alexandru and 22-year-old Gratiela Stoian.  

“Through the interplay, the suspects distracted the sufferer and robbed him of bijou he was carrying. The suspects fled the scene in a car,” the discharge famous.  

Investigators had been capable of establish the suspects’ car and in addition realized that the couple was accountable for the same theft in Vancouver, Canada.  

Petre Alexandru, 27, and Gratiela Stoian, 22, seen right here, had been arrested for an alleged distraction theft on Aug. 7, 2023. (RCSD)

The pair had been positioned in Palm Springs and arrested. A search of their car resulted within the discovery of a number of necklaces, rings, watches, and bracelets authorities imagine could belong to different unidentified victims of their distraction thefts.  

Alexandru and Stoian had been booked into the Robert Presley Detention Heart, the place their bail was set at $500,000 every. They’re dealing with expenses of elder abuse, theft and conspiracy to commit against the law.  

Anybody with details about this case or those that could have been a sufferer of the suspects is urged to contact Deputy Morris on the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-776-1099. 

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