Angel Montijo 13 Feb 1891
INGENIOUS THUGS. THEY SECURE THEIR VICTIM'S ARREST BY THE POLICE. The Bobbed Man Convioted of Disturbing the Peace—A Rancher's Adventures With New Made Friends. Andres Rankel and Angel Moutijo are held at the police station for petit larceny. The men, who are both Mexicans, are, if the story toll by one Allaho Buelna is correct, the most ingenious pair of thieves that have operated in Los Angeles for some time. Buelna, who is a rancher, came to tbe city last Saturday to replenish bis wardrobe. Soon after his arrival in the metropolis he appeared on the streets with a bran new hat and overcoat; a gold watch chain, at the end of which was a valuable ticker, decorated his waistcoat, and lie jingled several $20 gold pieces in his pocket. The rancher with the Hawaiian prefix to his name had not passed many hours in Los Angeles, however, before he got into trouble. He met Kankel on the the street, and the company being congenial, he stayed with his new friend some time. Rankel invited him to his house, and the granger, to help pass the evening, bought a bottle of wine. Ou Sepulveda street, where Rankel resided, Angel Montijo joined the company, and the time passed pleasantly .till late in the evening, when Buelna's entertainers became tired of temporizing and demanded all the valuables which the rancher had about him. Buelna had not recovered from his surprise, when he was thrown down, his hat, coat, watch and money taken, and his arms and legs securely tied with ropes. The conspirators, after this little pleasantry, hid away the swag, called the police patrol, accompanied Buelna in it to the police station, and preferred a charge of disturbing the peace against him, after which they left him locked up in a cell at the city jail, i Buelna was tried before Justice Ausj tin, Wednesday, before a jury, and convicted, but sentence was reserved till yesterday, the justice being rather doubtful' of the testimony given by Montijo and Rankel. Buelna told a straight story, and Officer Vignes yes- terday, after a good deal of trouble, found another Mexican named Lopez who had seen a part of the affair and completely corroborated Buelna's account of the robbery, The result is that there is a strong case against Rankel and Montijo for petit larceny, and pretty good evidence, also, for forgery. Their arraignment will take place today.