Charges Filed on Carjacking and Robbery Suspects

On Aug. 28, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed felony robbery and carjacking charges on Vincent Goudeau, George Nunez and Kevin Morales.

On Aug. 27 at approximately 2:43 a.m., a Glendale officer stopped a black Honda Accord for failing to stop for a red light at Verdugo Road and Colorado Boulevard in the City of Glendale. As the officer approached the vehicle, the communications bureau advised the officer that the vehicle was stolen from LAPD Northeast Division. The incident involved a carjacking and the weapon used was a “black long gun.”

As the officer and assisting units ordered the four occupants to exit the vehicle, an officer saw a black rifle in an open duffel bag on the floorboard next to a passenger. A second officer saw a high capacity magazine that contained 24 .223 rounds in the door pocket. The weapon was identified as a “ghost gun” and assembled without serial numbers and not registered.

The occupants were detained and identified as 18-year-old Vincent Goudeau of Pasadena, 19-year-old George Nunez of Los Angeles, 19-year-old Kevin Morales of Los Angeles and 19-year-old Samantha Chavez of Los Angeles.

A vehicle search revealed stolen items connected to a Glendale robbery that occurred on Aug. 26 and a Los Angeles carjacking.  All four suspects were arrested for possession of an assault style weapon, robbery and carjacking.

The Glendale Police Dept. and the Los Angeles Police Dept.-Northeast Division detectives conducted an investigation involving the series of crimes. At the conclusion of the investigation, Goudeau, Nunez and Morales were connected to a robbery in Glendale and a robbery and carjacking in Los Angeles.

On Aug. 28, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the following charges were filed on Goudeau, Nunez and Morales:

1. Four felony counts of robbery (211 P.C.) – Glendale and Los Angeles

2. One felony count of carjacking (215(a) P.C.) – Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office did not file charges on Samantha Chavez.

The three males remain in custody and bail was set in the amount of $380,000. The case remains under investigation. Additional weapon charges are pending.