NORWALK — Deputies jailed a man and woman late Tuesday after they carjacked, bound, robbed and kidnapped a man, officials said.
Benny Rios, 22, of Norwalk was being held in lieu of $1 million bail in connection with the incident, and Jacqueline Alvarez, 22, of Norwalk, was being held without bail, according to county booking records.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s gang investigators are handling the investigation, Lt. Bill Evans said.
The alleged victim, a man in his 30s, was approached by the Rios, Alvarez and two other unidentified suspects about 8:30 p.m. in the 15100 block of Lefloss Avenue, the lieutenant said.
The suspects tied the victim up, forced him into his Honda Accord, robbed him and drove him a short distance before kicking him out of the car a short distance away, officials said.
The man freed himself from his bindings and went home, Evans said.
A deputy spotted Rios and Alvarez in the carjacked Honda later that night and arrested them without a struggle, authorities said.
Two other suspects in the incident remained at large, Evans said. They were described only as Latino men, one in his early 30s and the other in his early- to mid-40s.
The apparently gang-related crime remained under investigation, Evans said.
According to county records, Rios and Alvarez were due for arraignment Friday in Bellflower Superior Court.