SANTA MONICA—On October 22, the Santa Monica Police Department announced the arrests of four individuals believed to be involved in two robberies in the area.  In one of the robberies, a 16-year-old girl was stabbed in the face.

The reported incident occurred on October 21, at approximately 10 p.m., when SMPD detectives arrested the following four suspects: Mary Montes, an 18-year-old Hispanic female of Los Angeles; Roberto Rodriguez, a 28-year-old Hispanic male of Los Angeles; Crystal Marquez, a 20-year-old Hispanic female of Los Angeles; and a 17-year-old juvenile of Los Angeles.

The stabbing incident occurred on October 21, at about 9:10 a.m., when a 16-year-old female student parked her vehicle on the 2000 block of Sixth Street and began to walk to school. Another vehicle then drove up near the girl and a female suspect exited the vehicle to accost the victim and order her to give up her property.  As the suspect attempted to take the victim’s belongings, the victim blocked the suspect’s hand. The suspect then assaulted the victim by striking her in the face with a sharp object, causing a quarter-inch puncture wound. The suspect then fled the scene with the victim’s property, and the victim was hospitalized for her injury and released.

Another student was attacked and robbed shortly afterward at 9:20 a.m., when the victim was walking to Santa Monica College. The victim was at the intersection of Euclid and Michigan when a male suspect approached the victim, presented a knife and demanded the victim’s property. The suspect took the victim’s belongings and fled the scene in the vehicle.

Anyone with additional information on these incidents is requested to contact Detective Hee Seok Ahn at 310-458-8452 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              310-458-8452      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or Sergeant Robert Almada at 310-458-8486begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              310-458-8486      end_of_the_skype_highlightingor SMPD’s 24-hour line at 310-458-8495 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              310-458-8495      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.