4 jailed on suspicion of punching, robbing woman in Azusa

AZUSA — Police arrested four men early Friday suspected of attacking a woman and robbing her outside an Azusa night club.
Andres Corona, 21, of Azusa, Edward Alcay, 23, of Baldwin Park, James Orozco, 19, of Adelanto and Anthony Sanchez, 18, of Azusa were booked on suspicion of robbery, according to Azusa police and sheriff’s booking records.
A 19-year-old woman was walking by herself about 1:30 a.m. near a night club in the 900 block of West Foothill Boulevard, “when she was approached by a lone male, later identified as suspect Andres Corona,” Azusa police Sgt. John Madaloni said in a written statement.
Corona allegedly demanded the woman’s cell phone and she tried to run away, he said.
“Corona punched her in the side of her face and was able to forcible take her cell phone and purse,” according to the police statement.
The suspected robber was then seen running to a waiting getaway car, Madaloni said, which was occupied by three others.
The woman flagged down a police car and reported the crime.
A short time later, police said, Irwindale police officers spotted a possible suspect vehicle in their city and pulled it over.
The victim recognized Corona as her attacker, and three other men in the car — Alcay, Orozco and Sanchez — were also booked in connection with the crime, Madaloni said.
“A search of the suspect vehicle netted the victim’s purse and cell phone concealed under the front passenger’s seat and driver’s seat respectively,” Madaloni said.
According to sheriff’s booking records, the suspects were jailed in lieu of $100,000 each and were due for arraignment Tuesday in West Covina Superior Court.

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