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Three arrested for daylight robberies of Crescenta Valley High students

Three men were arrested in La Crescenta Thursday after attempting three separate robberies of Crescenta Valley High School teens, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

After school Thursday three Crescenta High students, 17, 17, and 15 years old, respectively, were accosted blocks from the school by three men, one of whom appeared to have a gun. One incident occurred near the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Glenwood Avenue, and the others happened on Ramsdell Avenue, according to the sheriff’s department.

In each case the victims were threatened and ordered to give up their cell phones and valuables, and in one case a teen was slapped and kicked by the assailants before a witness forced the suspects to flee.

A sheriff’s deputy spotted the suspects at a shopping center at Foothill Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue in La Crescenta. Deputies located a BB gun that resembled a real pistol and the property taken from the teens.

The suspects,  Austin Cho, 24, of Granada Hills; Young Kum, 24, of Los Angeles; and Edward Shin, 24, of Los Angeles, were arrested for robbery.

-- Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News

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