PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A woman and a group of men attacked a man and robbed him after he won some cash at Casino Arizona, officers said.
Police said it all started when Dominique Marie De La Rosa met the victim at the high-limit slot machines around 7 p.m. on Nov. 25 and talked to him for an hour. De La Rosa watched as he cashed out with more than $1,000 in winnings and put the money into his wallet. She then asked the man for a ride back to Phoenix, police said. Court documents said the man agreed to give her a ride even through he said he was intoxicated at the time.
When they arrived at a neighborhood, De La Rosa used the victim's cellphone and texted "here" to her boyfriend, David Cuevas. The victim was about to leave when De La Rosa said her boyfriend was mad at her and she needed a ride to a park at 20th Street and Southern Avenue. He took her to the park.
According to court documents, the victim got out to use the restroom. When he got back he saw four men and a woman near his truck who were wearing masks and sweatshirts. He told investigators that he was punched, kicked, and pistol-whipped with handguns by the group. He also told police they took his wallet, which had $4,000 inside, and his keys.
With the help of OnStar, officers were able to find the truck down the street. Investigators also did a records check of the victim's cellphone and were able to identify the owner of the cellphone where the text "here" came from. It belonged to Emmanuel Recinos. He was interviewed, but Recinos denied any involvement in the armed robbery. He said it was Cuevas and De la Rosa who were the armed robbers, police said. But investigators said they found multiple messages between Cuevas, De la Rosa and Recinos before and after the armed robbery, court documents say.
The victim positively identified Recinos as driver of the truck and De La Rosa as the woman in the armed robbery, court documents said. On Dec. 30, Recinos was arrested and is facing charges of aggravated assault, theft of means of transportation and aggravated robbery.
According to court documents, De la Rosa was arrested on Jan. 14, when she admitted that Cuevas, Recinos and another friend attacked the victim with handguns. She was booked into jail and charged with armed robbery.
Cuevas was arrested for allegedly having a stolen gun police say was used in the armed robbery. However, he's not facing charges in that case.