Three accused of robbing woman, stealing car in southwest Oklahoma City

Elizabeth Pauline Romero, 31, Crystal Dawn Truitt, 28, and Juan Rodriguez, 27, were arrested Sunday on drug and robbery complaints.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm •  Published: May 13, 2013
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A woman told Oklahoma City police she was robbed and her car was stolen by three people, including one who once sold her meth.

Elizabeth Pauline Romero, 31, Crystal Dawn Truitt, 28, and Juan Rodriguez, 27, were arrested after police were called about 7:10 a.m. Sunday to a robbery at SW 24 and S Miller Avenue, according to a police report.

Lauren Georgeann Lee, 19, told police she was at the Newcastle Gaming Center and ran into Romero, Truitt and Rodriguez. Lee said she knew Romero because she sold meth to her once, according to the report.

Lee said Truitt got into her car and when Lee was trying to leave, she realized her iPhone and car charger were missing. She followed the suspects' car to SW 24 and S Miller Avenue, where the three got out of their car, according to the report.

Lee said Truitt pulled a gun on her and Romero took the gun from Truitt and pointed it at her. Rodriguez got into Lee's car and put a knife up against her throat, kicked her out of her car and drove away, according to the report.

Police found Romero, Truitt and Rodriguez at a southwest Oklahoma City motel and Lee's vehicle nearby, according to the report.

Romero, who also known as Martinez, was arrested on complaints of possession of methamphetamine, armed robbery and receiving stolen property. Truitt and Rodriguez were arrested on complaints of armed robbery, receiving stolen property and city warrants.

All three were taken to the Oklahoma County jail. A jail official found a small plastic baggie containing methamphetamine in Romero's purse and Truitt told police she swallowed seven to 10 grams of methamphetamine, according to the report. Truitt was treated at a hospital and taken back to jail.

Bail was set at $25,000 for Romero and at $22,000 each for Truitt and Rodriguez, jail officials said.


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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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