After attacking Ji, prosecutors allege the suspects then drove to Dockweiler Beach, where Ochoa, Garcia and Guerrero approached a man and woman. The three allegedly robbed the woman, but the man managed to escape and flag down police officers who were patrolling the area.
Ochoa, Garcia and Guerrero were charged with second-degree robbery, attempted second-degree robbery and assault with a deadly weapon – again, the bat – in connection with that incident, prosecutors said.
The two girls were detained by the officers who were flagged down by the victims at Dockweiler Beach, and detectives from the department's Pacific Division began investigating, according to an LAPD source familiar with the investigation. The three other suspects were taken into custody later that day and a vehicle believed to be connected to the alleged crime was impounded.
Meanwhile, detectives with the Criminal Gang Homicide division who were investigating Ji's assault issued a department-wide bulletin for a vehicle sought in their case, the source said. The officers who impounded the vehicle in connection with the Dockweiler Beach robbery realized it matched that description, helping investigators link the two incidents.