On Friday, January 20, 2012 at about 10:21 p.m. a 28 year old man, affiliation unknown, was walking on Channing Way just west of Piedmont Avenue when he was approached by three males in their early twenties. One of the suspects distracted the victim, while a second suspect attempted to grab the victim’s wallet out of his pants’ pocket. The victim struggled with the suspects while a third suspect acted as a “look out”. The victim managed to get away from the suspects and call 9-1-1. The victim was not injured during the encounter.
A short time later UCPD detained three males matching the descriptions of the three suspects. The three suspects were positively identified by the victim and were arrested.
In the interest of the ongoing investigation the names and descriptions of the suspects are not being released at this time.