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San Luis Obispo police accuse three men in two strong-arm robberies at, near Cal Poly

Steven Randy Medina, 23, of Arroyo Grande was being held in County Jail Saturday in lieu of $80,000 bail on suspicion of robbery, battery and possession of stolen property, according to police.
Steven Randy Medina, 23, of Arroyo Grande was being held in County Jail Saturday in lieu of $80,000 bail on suspicion of robbery, battery and possession of stolen property, according to police.

San Luis Obispo police arrested three men accused in two strong-arm robberies reported early Saturday at and near Cal Poly.

Steven Medina, 23, of Arroyo Grande, along with Alejandro Ambriz, 23 and Moses Peralta, 22 — both of Tulare — allegedly beat and robbed two Cal Poly students in separate incidents between 2 and 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a San Luis Obispo Police Department report.

About 2:20 a.m., University Police Department and San Luis Obispo officers responded to a report of a beating and robbery of a 21-year-old man near the campus Recreation Center, police said. The attackers reportedly drove off in a green Dodge pickup.

Just before 2:30 a.m., San Luis Obispo police and fire paramedics responded to a similar report near Longview Lane and Bond Street, south of campus.

The three suspects were discovered after a San Luis Obispo police officer caught them during an assault near Santa Rosa and Walnut streets, according to a Police Department report.

While investigating that incident, officers determined that the men were responsible for the two robberies at Cal Poly, police said.

Medina and Peralta were arrested on suspicion of robbery, battery and possession of stolen property, police said. Ambriz was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of stolen property.

They were booked into County Jail, where they were being held Saturday in lieu of $80,000 bail each.

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