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Juveniles rob and assault high school custodian in Arroyo Grande

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ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. -- Santa Maria and Arroyo Grande Police Department took four out of five juveniles into custody after they were suspected of robbing and physically assaulting a high school custodian in Arroyo Grande on Tuesday evening.

On Tuesday around 7:40 p.m., five juveniles approached an Arroyo Grande High School custodian near the tennis courts at the intersection of West Cherry Street and California Street.

The suspects physically assaulted him and stole several items of personal property.

The suspects then fled the scene in a gray, four-door sedan.

Arroyo Grande Police Department officers and detectives worked with Arroyo Grande High School administrators in an effort to identify the suspects.

The investigation revealed that earlier in the day, the Santa Maria Police Department investigated a crime spree where several robberies and a carjacking occurred in their jurisdiction.

Santa Maria Police Department located the stolen vehicle and went into pursuit travelling northbound on Highway 101.

Police terminated the pursuit and it was later determined that the suspects exited the freeway and drove to Arroyo Grande High School where they assaulted and robbed the victim.

Police located the vehicle and suspects in the City of Santa Maria and they were able to take four out of five juveniles into custody.

The victim's personal property was located in the vehicle.

There is no correlation between Arroyo Grande High School or the games that were occurring at the time of the robbery.

Arroyo Grande Police Department will be filing criminal charges against the juvenile suspects for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County

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