LOS ANGELES — A 20-year-old man was charged currently with posing as a police officer to bluster and steal from immigrants in the Pomona area.
Andres Sanchez of Ontario has been charged with 10 transgression counts: 5 depends of fake seizure by violence, 3 depends of second-degree spoliation and two depends of attempted second-degree robbery.
The transgression censure includes a special claim that the suspect impersonated a assent officer during the purported crimes. Additionally, the charging request alleges Sanchez privately used a firearm during one of the incidents.
Furthermore, the transgression censure states that when the purported crimes were committed, the suspect was possibly expelled from control on bail or on his own recognizance in another case.
Sanchez was scheduled to be arraigned today, but the justice coming was continued to Jan. 3 in Department F of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch.
Prosecutors pronounced between Dec. 7 and Dec. 21, Sanchez allegedly dressed himself in a law coercion uniform, gathering in an unmarked car and pulled over drivers he believed were immigrants.
Sanchez then reportedly threatened deportation if the drivers did not palm over money, valuables or dungeon phones, prosecutors added. Following a tip from a endangered citizen, Sanchez was apprehended on Dec. 21.
If convicted as charged, the suspect faces a limit probable judgment of 25 years and 4 months in state prison.