On July 6, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to assist fellow officers whom were involved in a foot pursuit of multiple robbery suspects in the 2000 block of Ocean Avenue.
According to the officers, the victim was walking near Appian Way and Seaside Terrace when he was approached by three male subjects. The victim had earphones on and removed them because he believed they were asking him a question, at which point the subjects began to punch the victim all over his body and tried to remove his computer shoulder bag. After a brief struggle, the subjects proceeded to run away when they were unable to remove the victim’s bag.
The victim was unable to fully identify all victims, as he stated that the incident happened so quickly, yet he did remember general information and the specific brand and design of the sandals one of the subjects wore. Assisting officers detained all three subjects.
Booked for robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and resisting arrest were Deondre Collins, 23, of Los Angeles, Christopher Jones, 21, of Los Angeles, and a minor that was cited and released. Bail was set at $50,000.