MENIFEE: 2 Moreno Valley women arrested in connection with cellphone robbery

Amy Chavez, 20, of Moreno Valley is one of two women arrested in connection with a cellphone robbery in Menifee, authorities say. (Courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)
Ashley Kelly, 24, of Moreno Valley is one of two women arrested in connection with a robbery in Menifee, authorities say. (Courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

Two Moreno Valley women were arrested Monday, Oct. 2, as suspects in an incident where a woman was robbed of her cellphone at gunpoint at a Menifee intersection, authorities said.

Ashley Keonia Kelly, 24, and Amy Chavez, 20, both from Moreno Valley, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony and 2nd degree robbery, online jail records show.

Kelly was booked at Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning and Chavez at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. Bail was set at $30,000 each, according to the records.

Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Glenn Williams wrote in a news release that the victim met two women at the intersection of Palomar and Holland roads to sell her phone after making arrangements online.

One of the women pointed a gun at the victim and robbed her of the phone, saying, “The phone is mine now,” according to the release.

The women then fled in a dark blue Cadillac, the release says.

At 4 p.m. Monday, deputies served a warrant at a home in the 10000 block of Breezy Meadow Drive and found the phone as well as a small caliber handgun, Williams wrote. Kelly and Chavez, both at the home, were taken into custody.

Sheriff’s officials are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Master Investigator Jason Trudeau with the Perris Station at 951-210-1000.

 

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