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FILE - In this Sunday, April 16, 2017 file photo, festival-goers attend Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert. Indio police say multiple festival-goers reported the thefts, and investigators identified two separate groups of suspects who had multiple phones on them Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
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2 groups arrested in Coachella cellphone thefts

FILE - In this Sunday, April 16, 2017 file photo, festival-goers attend Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert. Indio police say multiple festival-goers reported the thefts, and investigators identified two separate groups of suspects who had multiple phones on them Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert.

Indio police say multiple festival-goers reported the thefts, and investigators identified two separate groups of suspects who had multiple phones on them Saturday.

The Desert Sun reports (http://desert.sn/2poJYF2 ) that five people were booked into Riverside County jail on theft and conspiracy charges.

Police believe two women, 35-year-old Angela Trivino of New York City and 38-year-old Viviana Hernandez of Los Angeles, were working together. They identified the other group as 29-year-old Brenda Cansino of Miami, 27-year-old Marco Leon of Los Angeles and 25-year-old Sharon Ruiz of Van Nuys.

It’s unclear whether they have attorneys.

One man was arrested at Coachella with more than 100 cellphones in his backpack on April 14.

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Information from: The Desert Sun, http://www.desertsun.com

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