An alleged victim is facing charges ‘South American Theft Group’VCDA

Six Colombians were charged with criminal conspiracy and burglary following a series thefts in Ventura County. District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced this Friday in a press release.

Laura Maria Gaona Espinosa (25), 34-years old Yesid Garzon Herrera. 24-year-old Kevin Andres Parra Nino. 37-yearold Brayangiraldo Taborda. 36-yearold Johan Martin Rivera Zambrano. 35-yearsold John Jaruvy Zambrano. “suspected members of a South American Theft Group,”The press release stated that.

They allegedly stole at least three times between May and June. The first occurred at 4:40 p.m. in Camarillo on May 20, when a Camarillo resident was being evacuated. “reported seeing three suspects in dark clothing and face masks running out the front door of a neighbor’s residence,”According to the release.

Even though no suspects were discovered after the burglary authorities tied it to a Kia Sedona.

The Sedona was seen again in Thousand Oaks on May 26th when Espinosa approached the Thousand Oaks home carrying a DoorDash bag, and knocked on its door. When no one answered, Espinosa returned to the Kia and two men dressed in black jumped the home’s fence and tried to open a door with a screwdriver.

The break-in attempt set off the home’s alarm, and the two men fled, authorities said.

According to the release, the group attacked Thousand Oaks again on June 28. This time, Espinosa impersonated a flower delivery person, which the home’s resident then reported to authorities as suspicious.

The Sedona was stopped by the deputies along with another car, a Nissan SUV. In the van were flowers and a DoorDash bag. “numerous gloves and black face masks,”According to the release.

Johan Zambrano, Herrera and Nino were all arrested in connection to the May burglaries. The arrests were made in connection to the June burglary.

They pleaded not guilty at Ventura County Superior Court July 7th and are due back in court July 12.

Espinosa, Herrera, Nino, Taborda, and John Zambrano are all being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, while Johan Zambrano’s bail is set at $30,000.


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