Women set man up for beating, robbery

January 20, 2009 11:55:04 AM PST
Two women were arrested Sunday morning after they allegedly set up a Concord man to be beaten and robbed, Concord police Cpl. Kerry Cerletti said.

The 22-year-old victim was allegedly driving home drunk at about 4:25 a.m. when his friend, who was in the car with him, told him to stop at a 7-Eleven store at Lacy Lane and Monument Boulevard, Cerletti said.

The victim stopped and they picked up two women he claimed he thought were friends of his buddy, Cerletti said.

The victim then drove to his house in the 1200 block of Detroit Avenue.

When he got out of the car, two men attacked him, striking him in the face and causing major injuries to his mouth and lips. At least one of the victim's teeth was knocked out during the assault, Cerletti said.

A witness heard the attack and saw two males standing over the victim. The witness shouted at the suspects and they fled into a nearby parking lot.

A moment later, the witness saw a car speeding out of the parking lot.

The witness called police and a short time later, officers saw a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle, but then lost it. Moments later, they spotted the vehicle again, but this time it was parked and abandoned, Cerletti said.

Officers searched the area and found two women believed to be the women picked up at the 7-Eleven hiding in the bushes.

There was no sign of the two men seen beating the victim, but police found the victim's wallet inside the car, Cerletti said.

Police arrested the two women, Taryn Dexter, an 18-year-old Newark resident and Heather Daniels, a 19-year-old resident of Antelope, an unincorporated area of Sacramento County, on suspicion of robbery, Cerletti said.

During the investigation, police also discovered that the vehicle used in the robbery had been stolen out of Stockton, Cerletti said.