Man suspected of robbing teens in Baldwin Park

BALDWIN PARK — Police arrested a man late Friday on suspicion of robbing a group of teenagers in Baldwin Park, authorities said.
The suspect’s name was not available late Friday as he was still being booked, Baldwin Park police Sgt. Richard Villines said. A second suspect was still being sought.
The incident occurred about 8 p.m. in the 2800 block of Athol Street, the sergeant said.
Three boys, ages 14-15, were walking in the area when a car approached.
A passenger, described as a Latino man in his early 20s with the letter “M” tattooed on his neck or head, got out of the car and brandished a knife, Villines said.
After stealing cell phones, iPods and cash from the teens, he said, the robber got back into the car with a waiting driver and the two drove away.
Minutes later, police found a car matching the description at Francisquito Avenue and Baldwin Park Boulevard, Villines said. The driver, who appeared to be in his early 20s, surrendered when police pulled him over.
The teens’ property was recovered, he added, but the second suspect was not in the car.

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