A 14-year-old with $115 and a marijuana joint got a tough lesson in friendship, when his friend allegedly set him up to be robbed, police officials report.
On Saturday, Mar. 24 around 9 p.m., the victim met the female suspect at the old Slater School campus near Whisman Road and together they began to walk toward the condo complex at 221 Gladys Ave. where she said she lived, but didn't, according to Spokeswoman Liz Wylie.
When the teens arrived onto the access road of the condo complex, the two male suspects dressed in all black approached, allegedly picked up the victim and threw him to the ground. They then rummaged through his pockets and allegedly stole the joint and cash.
According to Wylie, the victim recognized one of the suspects from school, but didn't know the other.
The male suspects stood the victim up and then allegedly kneed the victim in the groin, threw him against a wall and told him not to call the police. They got into a grey SUV and fled. The victim called his dad.
"The female screamed and ran away," Wylie said. "The female never returned to see if the victim was OK."
The victim, from Sunnyvale, came with his father to report the incident to Police Headquarters on Monday, Mar. 26 at about 8:30 a.m., after the suspect became suspicious that the female had set him up to be robbed, according to department Spokeswoman Liz Wylie.
"He had no visible injuries, but did have complaints of pain," she said.
Wylie added that MVPD officers and detectives began to investigate and started with the name for the female and the name of the suspect the victim recognized. They then identified the third suspect.
Three teenagers, a 15-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy—all from Mountain View—have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery. Two were aprehended at and the third at the police department.
Niether the cash, or the marijuana, have been recovered Wylie said.