Suspects Arrested for

Violent Attempted Robbery

On Sunday, November 19, 2023, at approximately 9:48 pm, Chino Police responded to Ross Dress for Less located at 4032 Grand Avenue in reference to a theft that just occurred. After investigating the incident, officers discovered that a group of 5 suspects entered the store and concealed merchandise. Upon attempting to exit, they were stopped by store management and loss prevention. After being stopped, one of the suspects attacked one of the store employees, causing facial injuries. All of the suspects then fled the scene after abandoning the store’s property and were not immediately apprehended.  

On Monday, November 20, 2023, at approximately 5:06 pm, Chino Gang Investigators located the suspects’ vehicle near Reservoir Street and County Road in the city of Pomona. Six subjects inside the vehicle were detained for questioning related to this felony crime. The investigation resulted in five arrests related to the attempted robbery, and one unrelated narcotics arrest. Joelieen Villa (18 years, Pomona) was arrested and booked at West Valley Detention Center for attempted robbery and conspiracy. Denilson Moran (24 years, Pomona), and Leonardo Moran (22 years, Pomona) were arrested and booked at the county jail for conspiracy, and two female juveniles (16 and 17 years old, Pomona) were arrested and released with a Notice to Appear on charges of conspiracy and attempted theft.  

The Chino Police Department is committed to improving the quality of life for those who live, work or visit our community. In addition to aggressively investigating violent crimes, we are pro-actively disrupting thefts through conducting directed enforcement and organized retail theft operations at shopping centers throughout the city.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Carlos Dominguez with the Chino Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau at (909) 334-3124 or by email at [email protected]



Sergeant Carlos Dominguez, [email protected] (909) 334-3124

Sergeant Frank Acuña, [email protected] (909) 334-3016

PRESS CONTACT: Vivian Castro

PHONE NUMBER: (909) 334-3307