The phone owner suffered moderate injuries when she was dragged 40 to 50 feet down Azusa Avenue, hanging out of a moving car driven by one of the women.
The two teens were tracked down and confessed, police said. Taquala Woods, 19, of Columbus, Ohio and Brianna Dixon, 18, of Honolulu admitted involvement in the incident and were arrested for suspicion of robbery, according to a report from the Azusa Police Department.
The woman told police she had arranged to sell her phone and agreed to meet in the potential buyer in the 800 block of North Azusa Avenue, according to the news statement.
The woman spoke to the buyer, who remained seated in her vehicle, along with another person. The woman gave the suspect her cell phone to examine prior to making the sale complete.
Without warning, the driver quickly accelerated the vehicle.
Fearing her phone was being stolen, the woman tried to grab her phone from inside the vehicle, but was dragged 40 to 50 feet on the roadway. Police were dispatched to the scene of the robbery at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Detectives were able to locate the suspect's vehicle on Saturday, with the suspects still seated in the vehicle.
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