3 suspects arrested after woman found bound in car

3 suspects arrested after woman found bound in car

PHOENIX (AP) – Authorities have released the names of three suspects accused of robbing a Phoenix woman who also was allegedly sexually assaulted.

Phoenix police say 23-year-old Raul Torres Casas, 26-year-old Desirae Alyse Miranda and 26-year-old Albert Pete Chavez Amaya were arrested Sunday.

Police say the 26-year-old victim reported that she had been spending time with the three suspects Saturday night when they tied her up and robbed her.

The suspects allegedly forced the victim to withdraw money from a check cashing business. They then took the victim to a west Phoenix home, where she says she was bound and sexually assaulted.

The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle and then led officers on a foot chase. Police say one of the suspects accidentally shot himself during the incident.

Officers later found the victim tied up in a car after the suspects fled.

It was unclear Monday if either Casas, Miranda or Amaya have a lawyer.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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