South Bay Men Robbed, Pushed Off Bridge

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010  |  Updated 6:00 PM PDT
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South Bay Men Robbed, Pushed Off Bridge

Gilroy police made quick work of a disturbing crime spree.

Gilroy police officers credit good police work for cracking a case that started as a tip about a reported robbery and kidnapping that ended with two men being pushed off a bridge.  The crime spree happened over the weekend and police got the report Monday.

Police said Catrina Cameron, 21, befriended two men Saturday and brought them to her Gilroy apartment.

There, Nathaniel Garcia, 22, and Tamaya Duenas, 23, and Cameron physically assaulted and robbed the victims, according to police.

The victims were then taken to nearby ATM machines and forced to make a cash withdrawal. It goes on.

The victims were then taken to Sprig Lake in rural Gilroy where they were bound, blindfolded and forced off a 15-foot bridge, police said.

Both of the men suffered significant injuries during the crime and were treated at a local hospital.

Cameron, Duenas and Garcia were arrested within 48 hours of the crime and were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

This is the second case in the Santa Clara County/Monterey County area where a victim was thrown from a bridge. The other completely unrelated case happened Wednesday morning in Salinas.  A man was thrown over an overpass of Highway 101.

KCRA.com contributed to this article.

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