Man, 87, at­tacked in theft

Three are charged in the rob­bery at the vic­tim’s walk­ing spot near the Rose Bowl.

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES - By Richard Win­ton richard.win­ton @la­times.com Twit­ter: @LAcrimes

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.

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