Two juveniles are under arrest after allegedly robbing two women at gunpoint.
According to the San Luis Obispo Police Department, officers responded to a call on Saturday around 2:21 a.m. regarding a report of an armed robbery. The caller said the robbery took place by Palm and Toro streets near downtown SLO.
According to SLOPD, two 21-year old female SLO residents were walking on Palm Street when they were approached by two men wearing dark-colored clothing and ski masks. According to Sergeant Jeff Booth of SLOPD, the women were headed from downtown.
One of the victims stated at least one of the suspects was armed with a weapon described as a long rifle or shotgun. Police say the suspects stole the women’s personal property and then left the area driving a dark-colored sedan.
SLOPD said this crime was consistent, as is the suspects’ descriptions, with two other armed robberies that occurred in the Central Coast area.
A few hours later, the two juvenile suspects were arrested by Santa Maria Police officers.