Three arrested in Gilroy for kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder

Tamaya Duenas

The Gilroy Police Department have arrested three suspects they
say kidnapped, robbed and forced two victims off a bridge at Sprig
Lake.
The Gilroy Police Department have arrested three suspects they say kidnapped, robbed and forced two victims off a bridge at Sprig Lake.

Police have identified three suspects – Catrina Cameron, Nathaniel Garcia and Tamaya Duenas – who allegedly kidnapped two male victims who were lured to an apartment at the 8800 block of Lilly Avenue.

According to police, Cameron, 21, had befriended the victims Saturday and Sunday in Gilroy. Cameron then lured the victims Monday into her apartment where Garcia, 22, and Duenas, 23, were waiting with a gun and knives, police said.

Cameron, Garcia and Duenas, all Gilroy residents, took the victims to ATM machines and forced them to make cash withdrawals, police said.

The victims were then taken to Sprig Lake off Hecker Pass Road in unincorporated Gilroy, according to police.

Police said the victims were then bound, blindfolded and pushed off the 15-foot bridge. The victims’ nonfatal injuries included a broken nose, lacerations and significant bleeding and bruising, according to Sgt. Chad Gallacinao.

Gallicinao said the victims called the GPD at 5:32 a.m.

Police said they searched the home of Duenas and Cameron with the GPD’s regional SWAT team and found evidence of the crimes.

Cameron, Duenas and Garcia were arrested at 3:30 p.m. Monday and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Police arrested the suspects on charges of kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder.

Anyone with information about this incident may call police at 846-0350 or leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-782-7463.

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