Case Update: On Monday, the victim, an adult male, was walking in the area of Elk Grove Boulevard and School Street close to 9pm when he was assaulted by two unknown male juveniles. During the assault, the suspects took the victim’s bicycle lock and then fled on foot. Investigators followed up and with assistance from witnesses and city owned traffic surveillance cameras Investigators were able to identify the suspects.
Today the suspects, 16 and 14 years old, were arrested for Penal Code 211 (Robbery) and Penal Code 245 (A)(4) (Assault with a deadly weapon; likely to cause great bodily injury) and then transported to juvenile hall.
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