Pima County Sheriff searching for 3 in connection with robbery

Pima County Sheriff searching for 3 in connection with robbery

CREATED Jun 21, 2012

Web Producer: Ashley Guttuso

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Pima County Sheriff's department is asking for help in finding 3 suspects and stolen property from an August 23, 2011 burglary.

Francisca Lourdes, 36, Ramona Rios Molina 58, and Leticia Guadalupe Solis 44, and currently being sought by the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

According to Thomas Peine, two suspects identified as Soccoro "Johhny" Morales and Francisca Morales were contacted by a victim in March 2011 who was looking to buy jewelry from them.  The victim and 2 suspects met several times to conduct business.

In August 2011, the victim's home was broken into while the owner was on vacation and a neighbor contacted police.  A 2,000 pound safe containing property worth over $500,000 was removed from the victim's home, and only several stolen items have been located while a large number are still missing. 

Detectives have found a large network of people involved in a criminal enterprise.  Search warrants obtained in 2012 lead investigators to recover evidence at four different locations.  Some of the evidence recovered revealed connections to several other cases that were investigated by the Tucson Police Department.

104 indictments have been issued on 14 different individuals.

Pima County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating 3 individuals in connection with this case.  Morales, Molina, and Solis are wanted for charges of money laundering, forgery, theft, stolen property, among other charges.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals or the crimes under investigation can call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.