Five people, including two juveniles, were arrested on suspicion of robbing five people at gunpoint on Mission Boulevard in Santa Rosa late Sunday night, a police sergeant said. The five male victims were walking south in the 1700 block of Mission Boulevard when five black males, one with a handgun, confronted them around 11:40 p.m., Sgt. Steve Fraga said.
The suspects allegedly searched the victims and took wallets, money, a check, a backpack, keys and electronics before fleeing east down a path alongside a creek, Fraga said. Some of the suspects were slapped or pushed during the robbery, he said. Canine teams from the Santa Rosa Police Department and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office found two suspects on Yukon Street and two hiding in the creek area, Fraga said.
The fifth suspect was found in a residence in the 1400 block of Mission Boulevard, Fraga said. A female juvenile who did not participate in the robbery was found hiding near the Madrone School on Rinconada Drive, Fraga said. The victims identified the five suspects and the juvenile girl, Fraga said. Three juveniles were booked into the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center, Fraga said.
Giovanni Broussard, 18, and Isiah Tennant, 19, both of Santa Rosa were booked into Sonoma County Jail, Fraga said. Police found the items taken in the robbery on the suspects or near the location where they were arrested, Fraga said.Officers also found a replica semi-automatic pistol and clothing worn by the suspects in the creek area, Fraga said.
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