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    Anthony Lucero Sentenced to 25 years Prison for Attempted Carjack and Attack

    Anthony Andrew Lucero, 30, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for attacking a 50-year-old disabled woman and attempting to steal her car in May 2012. Lucero was sentenced on July 3. He pled guilty to Aggravated Robbery on April 5. This is Lucero’s 6th felony conviction. He was serving a community corrections sentence in Denver when he committed this offense.
    On May 19, 2012, Anthony Lucero, his brother Carlos Lucero, 19-year-old Adam Hagan and a juvenile male went to the Wheat Ridge Rec Center. Anthony and Carlos Lucero got out of their SUV at the Rec Center while the other two males drove away.

    Anthony and Carlos Lucero were observed breaking into a car at the Wheat Ridge Rec Center by a man who saw what they were doing, yelled out and chased them. The Lucero brothers ran a short distance, to the parking lot of the Clear Creek greenbelt. There they attacked a 50-year-old disabled woman in her car, and attempted to steal the car.

    The woman was in her car, on her way to walk her dog, when Anthony and Carlos Lucero ran by her with property from the car they had just broken into. She followed them in her car at the request of the witness who was pursuing them, and then was attacked. . Anthony and Carlos Lucero ran up to her car. Anthony Lucero grabbed her by the hair and tried to pull her out, through the driver side window. Carlos Lucero climbed into the passenger side door and began punching her in the face as he tried to push her out of the car. Because her seatbelt was fastened, she remained lodged in her seat. When Carlos Lucero released the seatbelt he pushed the woman out of the car. She hit the pavement. In the meantime, the good Samaritan from the Rec Center got into the car, trying to stop the assault on the woman and to prevent her car from being stolen.

    Anthony Lucero ran from the car as two men from nearby health club ran over to help. These new good Samaritans chased Anthony Lucero and tackled him. At this time, the car driven by Hagan and the juvenile appeared. Lucero yelled for Hagan to “Get the gun!” Hagan produced a gun, pointed it at the two good Samaritans from the health club. They released Lucero and ran. The gun turned out to be a pellet gun.

    The four co-defendants got into their SUV and drove away.
    Wheat Ridge police worked with the Denver Police Department and Crime Stoppers in identifying and locating the men.

    Carlos Lucero, brother of Anthony Lucero, was sentenced to 10 years prison on April 19, 2013 after a Jefferson County jury found him guilty of six counts including Robbery and Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft. Hagan pled guilty to Felony Menacing and was sentenced to probation and six months in jail.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    July 8, 2013

    Anthony Lucero

    Last Updated: 8-15-2013
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