SLO officers seeking help identifying robbery suspects

October 21, 2022

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By KAREN VELIE

The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying three males involved in a robbery and assault in the downtown area on Thursday night.

Shortly after 9 p.m., a caller reported a robbery and assault that had just occurred on Higuera Street near Bubblegum Alley. The victim was walking in the Farmer’s Market area when an unknown suspect approached and forcibly grabbed the victim’s hat and sunglasses.

When the victim tried to retrieve his property, the suspect and the victim tussled with punches being thrown.

During the altercation, two more suspects approached, one of whom pulled out a knife.

The suspect with the knife lunged at the victim and placed the knife to the victim’s throat. The victim was able to fend off the attack, suffering only a minor cut to his hand. The suspects then fled the scene.

Investigators describe the suspects as three Hispanic males between the ages of 16 and 18. Officers are asking anyone with information about the assault or the suspects to call (805) 781-7312 and reference case number 221020103.


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kevin rise

After living in Slo for 5 years; nothing new. I faced attempted assaults, breaking up altercations constantly. Usually, always generally, Cal Poly students. Alcohol is a huge driving factor.


Paso_Portugue

This is not due to wokeness. This is always been a problem downtown. Im almost 39..these same things happened in 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010..when i lived in slo and qould frequent downtown every week and get some drinks. Any area with 20 bars in a 6 block radius is going to have violent acts sometimes. Slo is the safest town ive ever loved in. This entire county is safe. Live in winton or stockton or fresno. Thats real crime. This sounds like dumb kids trying to be tough. Yet it turns political somehow


ffarmchicken

I’d bet a Starbucks coffee and a jelly donut these future scientists have had run ins with law enforcement and school administrators in the past. But…as usual, let them walk because of The Woke.


JCILOALL

Pretty difficult to identify these guys. They all look the same to me.


Sloable

Downtown ain’t what it used to be.


womanwhohasbeenthere

Now even Thursday night farmer’s market isn’t safe from dangerous crime. Between the homeless and the cost or parking and now this, will anyone local ever go downtown?


slo-to-load

LOL, if you think this is “dangerous crime” then you should probably shelter in place at home. You do know that robberies have occurred in SLO for centuries, right?


Joe Blow

“The suspect with the knife lunged at the victim and placed the knife to the victim’s throat.”


You believe a knife to the throat isn’t dangerous???


Paso_Portugue

Being the man fended off 3 people on his own… lol.. dont seem like career criminals at work. However people shouldnt have to worry. But thats life. I got lucky. Im a big man. People dont even look twice at me. So ive never had to worry about that type of shit


Rambunctious

Fund the Police….