Police search homes connected to Cal Poly robbery case
August 15, 2014
San Luis Obispo police officers served search warrants Thursday at three homes possibly connected to the robbery of a fraternity house allegedly carried out by five members of the Cal Poly football team.
On Sunday, officers arrested five Cal Poly football players following the early morning robbery of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house. Investigators allege that one of the players attempted to rob residents of the home at gunpoint and that the remaining four assisted or conspired in the plot.
Officers have yet to determine a motive for the robbery, although they initially speculated that the anti-anxiety drug Xanex could have factored into the crime.
On Thursday, San Luis Obispo police teamed up with members of the county sheriff’s office and the district attorney’s office to search three homes in the city. The investigators served warrants around 2 p.m. Thursday at homes in the 1500 block of Mill Street, the 1000 block of Oak Street and the 200 block of N. Chorro Street.
They did not release any more details about the investigation.
Earlier this week, Cal Poly administration announced that it plans to conduct an investigation into possible illegal drugs and criminal activity within the football program. Plans are also in the works to test all student athletes for a wider range of drugs.
The District Attorney’s Office has yet to file charges against the suspects in the robbery case, but the five football players are scheduled to appear in San Luis Obispo Superior Court for an arraignment on Aug. 25.