Passenger Allegedly Steals Money From Driver During Traffic Stop

Police arrested a man after he allegedly stole money out of his companion's wallet during a DUI stop.

A man was arrested Saturday morning after police said they saw him steal money out of his companion's wallet during a traffic stop for a suspected DUI.

Officers made the stop at 2 a.m. in the 200 block of West College Street in Covina. While one officer was administering a sobriety test to the driver, another officer saw Victor Hugo Rojas-Salgado allegedly take money out of the driver's wallet, police said.

The officer asked the driver if Rojas-Salgado should be going through his wallet, and when the driver said no, the officer arrested Rojas-Salgado in connection with the petty theft.

The driver was cited for a traffic violation.

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