Man wanted for robbery, carjacking

Ivan Alfaro wanted for robbery at gunpoint


A man is wanted on several charges, including his connection in a house robbery where he allegedly held a victim at gunpoint.

On Dec. 24, 2012, just before midnight, Kern County Sheriff’s deputies went to a house robberyon Hall Rd. in Lamont.

When deputies arrived at the house, they found Maximo Arrillaga and Anselmo Arrellano who told officials they had been robbed at gunpoint.

Arrillaga reported he was standing in the kitchen of the home when a suspect, 24-year-old Ivan Alfaro,  forced open the back door and entered the kitchen with a shotgun.

Two unknown female suspects also entered the home with Alfaro.

Arrillaga was forced to lay face down on the floor at which time Alfaro and took his car keys, two cell phones, and money from his wallet. Alfaro then struck Arrillaga in the head with the shotgun and kicked him in the face. 

During the robbery one of the female suspects was acting as a look out, while the second female suspect searched the home.

Arrellano was asleep but was woken up by a loud noise. He then walked into the kitchen and saw Arrillaga on the floor of the kitchen being held at gunpoint.

One of the female suspects, 30-year-old Isabel Garcia, forced Arrellano to the ground, searched him and took money from his pocket.

The suspects then fled the home in Arrillaga’s vehicle, a 2003 Ford Mustang.

Arrillaga later notice a bag of laundry, personal documents, the vehicle registration, and legal documents missing from the home.

On Dec. 28, 2012, deputies located Arrillaga’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Deputies spoke with the driver, 38-year-old Hector Rodriguez. Isabel Garcia and another passenger were also inside the vehicle. Garcia and Rodriguez were both arrested for unrelated charges. 

On Dec. 30, 2012, Arrillaga and Arrellano both positively identified Alfaro and Garcia as suspects in the robbery.

Garcia is currently in custody. Alfaro is still outstanding. A warrant charging burglary, robbery, carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy has been issued for his arrest.

The second female suspect has not been identified.

The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information on Alfaro’s whereabouts, or information on the second female suspect, they are asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.

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