‘Wet Back Power’ Gang Member Impersonated Cop to Rob and Terrorize Casino Winners

(Casino.org) An Arizona gang member who posed as a police officer to abduct two women and rob them of their casino winnings was arrested last Friday, according to court records.

Isaac Castro Gonzalez, 38, of Phoenix, is currently being held without bond on charges that include kidnapping, armed robbery, and impersonating a police officer.

According to prosecutors, Gonzalez and another unnamed suspect were pictured on security cameras following the two victims from the Desert Diamond Casino near Glendale. That’s after one had won $300 at around 2 am on January 13.

As the women started for home in a BMW SUV, they were stopped by what they believed to be an unmarked police car with a blue flashing light. Another car blocked the women in.

According to the arrest report, the victims were forced from their vehicle and restrained with zip ties and handcuffs, then placed in the back seat of the BMW. One of the suspects held them down so they could not see where they were being driven.

The men then threatened to kill them if they refused to hand over their PIN numbers. Their cell phones and purses were also stolen. The women were released shortly before 5 am and were able to call 911. When police arrived, one of the victims still had zip ties on her hands.

Detectives were able to identify Gonzalez by the casino’s surveillance video. They also linked him to a Chevrolet Malibu, which is believed to be the vehicle used to impersonate a police car.

According to police, the suspect is a documented member of the Wet Back Power 31st Avenue and the Border Brothers gangs in Phoenix.

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