Three illegal aliens were caught by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona after allegedly carjacking a vehicle and beating a woman and her daughter who were on their way to school.
The 35-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter came out of their residence in Hereford, Ariz., and got into their vehicle when they were approached by three men Thursday morning, the Sierra Vista Herald in Arizona reported.
Carol Capas, a spokeswoman for the Cochise County Sheriff Department, said one of the men opened the driver’s side door and pulled the woman from inside “while striking her with his hand and threatening her with an ink pen.”
The woman said she was thrown to the ground when a second person struck her daughter in the face while pulling her from the vehicle, the Herald reported.
Both victims were treated for minor cuts and abrasions.
The three men drove off in the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban as the U.S. Border Patrol was alerted along with the Sheriff’s Department.
Border Patrol agents attempted to stop the vehicle, said Rob Daniels, spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, but the driver tried to lose the agents “during a high-speed pursuit,” the Arizona paper reported.
The vehicle eventually stopped off the highway, and agents saw the three Hispanic men flee on foot.
Using night-vision equipment, the men were found hiding and were apprehended.
Daniels said the men, ages 19, 22 and 23, entered the U.S. illegally, according to the Herald. They were turned over to the sheriff’s deputies where they are being held pending several charges, including federal immigration charges.
Sheriff Larry Dever is advising county residents to exercise care due to an increase of illegal immigrant activity in residential areas, the paper said.
“I remind everyone to be alert and aware of your surroundings to help minimize the danger of being taken by surprise. Always drive with your doors locked and don’t stop to pick up strangers,” Dever said.
As WorldNetDaily reported, four illegal aliens were sentenced this month for brutally gang-raping a New York City woman.