Two Cal Poly students were assaulted early on the morning of Jan. 16 in a pair of alleged strong-armed robberies on and near the Cal Poly campus.
Alejandro Ambriz, 23, and Moses Isaac Peralta, 22, both of Tulare, and Steven Randy Medina, 23, of Arroyo Grande, were arrested for the alleged crimes of robbery and possession of stolen property, according to a press release from the San Luis Obispo Police Department. In addition, Medina and Peralta were each charged with one count of battery.
University and city police responded to the first call of strong-armed robbery at approximately 2:20 a.m. A Cal Poly student had allegedly been beaten and robbed of personal possessions near the Recreation Center. The suspects were seen leaving the site of the crime in a green Dodge truck.
UPD Commander Lori Hashim said the student called from an off-campus house, but because the alleged assault took place on campus the University Police Department was dispatched.
The city police responded to another call at about 2:30 a.m. on the 300 block of Longview Lane, a short distance from the Recreation Center. A 22-year old student had allegedly been beaten and robbed by multiple suspects.
A San Luis Obispo police officer witnessed another assault at approximately 2:36 a.m. near the intersection of Walnut and Santa Rosa streets. Ambriz, Peralta and Medina were all arrested for the alleged offenses. The green Dodge truck contained possessions that belonged to the alleged robbery victims.
At the time of the press release, the three suspects were still being held at San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $80,000 each.