A San Luis Obispo man was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly robbing one man and assaulting another.
Around 4 p.m., officers responded to a report that a man had been robbed in downtown San Luis Obispo, according to a news release from San Luis Obispo police.
The robber had forcibly taken a cell phone from the man, police say. Then, while fleeing the scene, the robber struck another man in the face, knocking him to the ground, according to police. That man suffered minor injuries.
Officers searching the area detained Juan Carlos Ayala, 31, who matched the victims' description of the robber, according to police.
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The cell phone was found in the downtown area, police said.
Ayala was arrested on suspicion of robbery and booked into County Jail, where he remained Monday morning on a parole hold.
San Luis Obispo police ask that anyone with information about this incident call the department at 781-7317 or Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP.