Three young men were charged Thursday with robbing an 87-year-old man who suffered serious head injuries when he was knocked to the ground near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena last week.
Juan Antonio Medina Martinez, Gabriel Anthony Mixco and Dominick Tobiah Guzman, all 19, are charged with one felony count each of second-degree robbery and elder abuse.
Martinez and Guzman each pleaded not guilty, while Mixco — who is additionally charged with a misdemeanor count of theft — is set to be arraigned April 28. His co-defendants are also due back in a Pasadena courtroom on that date.
The octogenarian was exercising just after 5 a.m. March 27 near the Rose Bowl on West Drive, north of Salvia Canyon Road, when he was shoved to the ground and his fanny pack was taken.
People exercising in the area found the senior citizen on the ground and called 911, according to Pasadena police Lt. Terysa Rojas.
The man, whose name was withheld, was taken to a hospital in critical condition with head injuries, according to police, who said one of his assailants allegedly used the man’s credit card soon after the robbery.
The attackers — a fourth suspect is still at large — took off in a black 2003-2004 Honda Accord coupe with a sunroof.
Martinez, of Rowland Heights, and Guzman, of Hacienda Heights, turned themselves in Monday, after police released security images to the media.
On Tuesday, police identified Mixco, of Rowland Heights, as the third male suspect, and he subsequently surrendered.
Authorities are still seeking the fourth suspect, a young woman who was identified Wednesday by police as 19-year-old Idalene Yvannia Alvarado of Rowland Heights.
— City News Service