SAN LUIS OBISPO — Three men, all in their early 20s, were arrested for a string of three robberies of Cal Poly students on or near campus on Saturday between 2 and 3 a.m., according to San Luis Obispo police officials.
Steven Randy Medina, 23, of Arroyo Grande, and Moses Isaac Peralta, 22, of Tulare, were booked on suspicion of robbery, battery and possession of stolen property. Alejandro Ambriz, 23, of Tulare, was booked on robbery and stolen property charges. Bail was set at $80,000 for all three suspects.
The robberies started Saturday at 2:19 a.m., when Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo police departments responded to a reported robbery on the Cal Poly campus near the recreation center, San Luis Obispo police officials said. The police found a 21-year-old Cal Poly student, who said he was beaten by multiple men.
At 2:27 a.m., another robbery was reported on the 300 block of Longview — near the previous robbery, police officials said. Similarly, a 22-year-old Cal Poly student said he was beaten and robbed by multiple suspects.
Nine minutes later, San Luis Obispo police officers witnessed an assault by the three suspects near the intersection of Santa Rosa and Walnut streets. The suspects were arrested, and a search of Ambriz’s car revealed stolen property belonging to the victims.
“They caught them in the act,” said Sgt. Sean Gillham of the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
All three victims were not seriously injured during the attacks, Gillham said. No weapons were used in the assaults, he added.
Gillham said he could not reveal what was stolen in the attacks until the investigation is concluded.