Burbank Police arrested eight people for allegedly participating in a
brawl that included 20 people throwing plates and using broken
bottles as weapons.
Employees at Robert’s Cuisine, 137 S. Glenoaks Boulevard, called
police about 12:30 a.m. Sunday to report the melee. When police
arrived, several patrons at the rear door allegedly attempted to
block police from entering. Police said it took officers about 20
minutes to bring the fight under control. A woman at the restaurant
and a man who left prior to the arrival of police were treated for
cuts and released, police said.
Police arrested 24-year-old Grigor Arabyan of Burbank, 40-year-old
Araik Asaturovich of Glendale and 20-year-old Raluca Merisoreanu of
Encino on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. They also
arrested five men on suspicion of obstructing arrest for attempting
to prevent police from entering the building.
Police said they are still invest- igating the cause of the brawl,
and one suspect remains at large.