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Two men plead guilty to June robberies targeting senior citizens

08/06/2014 6:43 PM

08/06/2014 6:45 PM

Two men have pleaded guilty to robbing two senior citizens in June.

Angel Diego Huerta, 23, and Thomas Newcomb, 24, entered the pleas Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court.

On June 25, the two men tricked a 90-year-old man into opening his front door. Huerta and Newcomb then knocked the man to the ground, ransacked the house and stole several items before fleeing the house. The victim was unable to stand up without assistance, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

The second incident occurred June 26. Authorities said Huerta and Newcomb beat a 78-year-old man in his driveway. The defendants then stole several items from the man’s car and fled when the man’s wife ran outside to help her injured husband, who had suffered a broken back.

Newcomb had two previous felony car theft convictions, and Huerta had previous felony car theft and felony DUI with injury convictions. At the time of the robberies, both defendants were on active felony probation. Newcomb had recently been released from county jail under realignment sentencing, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Huerta and Newcomb are to be sentenced Sept. 3 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Savage.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
blindelof@sacbee.com
@Lindelofnews

Cathy Locke
clocke@sacbee.com

Andy Furillo
Superior Court
afurillo@sacbee.com
@andyfurillo

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
dwalsh@sacbee.com

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