Man, 87, attacked in theft
Three are charged in the robbery at the victim’s walking spot near the Rose Bowl.
Three men have been charged with robbing an 87year-old man and shoving him to the ground as he exercised around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced.
Juan Antonio Medina Martínez, 18, and Gabriel Anthony Mixco, 19, of Rowland Heights, and Dominick Tobiah Guzman, 19, of Hacienda Heights are accused of pushing the man and taking his fanny pack March 27 in the popular exercise spot, prosecutors said.
The attack occurred on West Drive near the Rose Bowl about 5 a.m. as the man was taking his morning walk. Other runners and walkers found him lying on the ground and alerted authorities.
The man suffered head trauma and was taken to a hospital.
One of the suspects is also accused of using the victim’s credit card to make a purchase, prosecutors said.
Each suspect faces felony charges of second-degree robbery and elder abuse, and Mixco faces an additional misdemeanor count of theft.
On Thursday, Martínez and Guzman pleaded not guilty; Mixco’s arraignment was continued. They will return to the Pasadena courthouse April 28. Guzman was being held in lieu of $105,000 bail. The bail for Martínez and Mixco was set at $80,000 each.
If convicted as charged, Guzman would face a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison, Mixco could face six years, and Martínez five.