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Arroyo Grande police arrest 4 juveniles on suspicion of robbing, assaulting high school custodian

Posted at 11:09 AM, Jan 29, 2020

Arroyo Grande police say five juveniles robbed and physically assaulted a high school custodian at the intersection of West Cherry and California Streets Tuesday night.

At about 7:40 p.m., officers responded and found the victim with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the juveniles stole several personal items from the victim and took off in a 4-door sedan.

Detectives worked with Arroyo Grande High School administrators to identify the suspects.

Earlier that day, police in Santa Maria say they were investigating a crime spree where several robberies and a carjacking happened in their jurisdiction. They say a car was stolen from Boone and McClelland Streets near the Santa Maria Discovery Museum. No one was hurt during the carjacking.

Later on, officers found the stolen car and pursued the suspects northbound on Highway 101. Police stopped the pursuit, but later discovered the suspects drove to Arroyo Grande High School where they assaulted and robbed the victim.

Later in the night, officers say they found the car and the suspects with the victim's personal property in the vehicle. Police took four of the five juveniles into custody.

Arroyo Grande police say they'll be filing charges against the suspects for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim was treated at a local hospital.