Alert witnesses noted the license plate number and called the police.
Minutes later, a Redlands police officer spotted the car traveling north on Interstate 210 and pulled over the black 2003 Toyota Corolla. Additional Redlands officers, sheriff's deputies and CHP officers arrived to help.
Most of the money was recovered and returned to the victim. The car was a rental, reported stolen in Ontario.
Police identified the suspect as Luis Torres, 19, of Los Angeles, Phillip Pasco Clark Jr., 19, of Compton and Quanique Anna Marie Williams, 21, of Pomona.