Three accused of beating, robbing teen in Azusa

AZUSA — Police arrested two men and a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of beating and robbing a 17-year-old boy in Azusa Wednesday.
Raymundo Gallegos, 20, John Medrano, 19, and a 16-year-old boy, all from Azusa, were booked on suspicion of robbery following the 5:50 p.m. incident at Orange Avenue and Crescent Drive, Azusa police Lt. Steve Hunt said.
Officers responded to what was initially reported as a fight when they spotted Gallegos, Medrano and the juvenile suspect running from the area, the lieutenant said.
It was ultimately determined that the three suspects had beaten up the victim, a 17-year-old Azusa boy, and taken his backpack, Hunt said. The backpack was found nearby. It was not immediately clear what had been inside.
The alleged victim planned to seek medical treatment on his own, Hunt added.
According to police and county booking records, Gallegos and Medrano were being held in lieu of $50,000 bail each pending their initial appearances in West Covina Superior Court.

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