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Men Try to Rob Students at Knifepoint Near APU Campus

Police are seeking more information on the attempted robbery.

Two men are in jail after they attempted to rob a group of college students at knifepoint near the Azusa Pacific University campus Sunday.

Jimmy Melgoza and Esteban Lopez, both 21, were booked on suspicion of attempted robbery just after midnight in the 700 block of East Alosta Avenue, according to Azusa Police.  The APU campus

The two men tried to sell the six students drugs and then asked for money, but when the group refused both, one of the men pulled a knife on them, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

The students ran to safety after a brief chase. The two suspects were later found and arrested. A woman was seen with the two men, but was able to escape before police arrived.

Anyone with information on the attempted robbery should call Azusa Police at 626-812-3200.

Terry February 05, 2013 at 01:59 AM
Seems like it happened at Santana's in Azusa. Those apartments behind the restaurant are super-bad news. Stay out of that stretch of Alosta at night. APU really needs to buy up those apartments with its massive funding and redevelop those properties for the safety for its students.
Amber Lynn May 03, 2013 at 02:16 AM
you must be talking about the low income housing complex managed by Topa mgmt co, behind what used to be aculpulco restaurant. APU cant buy them. They are HUD subsidized.

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