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Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary, Attempted Robbery

Post Date:01/08/2015 10:44 AM




(760) 256-2211

(760) 256-2215 (fax)





OFFENSES:                                     PC 245(a) (2) - Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm)

                                                            PC 459 - Burglary

                                                            PC 664/211- Attempt Robbery


CR NUMBERS:                               14-2608


DATE OF CRIME:                           07/01/2014


DATE OF PRESS RELEASE:      01/07/2015


VICTIMS:                                           Barstow Residents


SUSPECTS:                                    Robert Moonsamy, 25 Year Old Barstow Resident      

                                                            Lorieann Florez, 53 Year Old Barstow Resident


CASE AGENT:                                Detective Andrew Reyes, ID# D-60

                                                            Officer Ugo Carlos, ID# P-68




On Tuesday, July 01, 2014, at approximately 1910 hours, Barstow Police Officer Ugo Carlos was dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Navajo Street regarding a report of someone being held at gunpoint.  Upon arrival Officer Carlos talked to the owners of the residence who reported that a male and female entered their home armed with shotguns. The victims reported that the male and female pointed the guns at them and demanded property. The suspects were not able to obtain any property and fled from the residence in a white Ford Explorer SUV vehicle.  


As a result of further investigation and witness interviews Officer Carlos was able to positively identify the female suspect as Lorieann Florez and the male suspect as Robert Moonsamy.


Barstow police officers obtained descriptions of the male and female suspects and conducted a thorough area check for them and the vehicle. While checking the area Officer Carlos located a white Ford Explorer SUV parked in the 100 block of 7th Street and observed a female matching the description of Lorieann Florez getting into the vehicle. Officer Carlos contacted the female, identified her as Florez, and placed her under arrest. Barstow Police Officers were unable to locate Robert Moonsamy.


Florez was transported to the Barstow Police Department where an interview was conducted. Florez was booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for the listed charges.


On July 3, 2014, the San Bernardino County District Attorneys Officer filed criminal charges on Lorieann Florez for the above listed violations. The District Attorney’s Office also issued a felony arrest warrant for Robert Moonsamy for the listed violations. 


On December 18, 2014, the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia notified the Barstow Police Department that Robert Moonsamy had been arrested for the outstanding felony warrant issued by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.


On January 06, 2015, Detective Andrew Reyes and Officer Ugo Carlos traveled to Decatur, Georgia and took custody of Robert Moonsamy from the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department. The officers then transported Moonsamy back to Barstow, California where he was booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Jail for the listed charges.   


Anyone having information regarding this investigation is asked to call Detective Andrew Reyes at 760-255-5183 or Officer Ugo Carlos at 760-256-2211.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may also call the WE-TIP hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.



Albert Ramirez Jr.                                                               

Chief of Police




Andrew Espinoza Jr.

Detective Sergeant

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