Three men were sentenced to three years in state prison Tuesday after pleading no contest to robbing an 87-year-old man as he exercised around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Juan Antonio Medina Martínez, 19, and Gabriel Anthony Mixco, 20, both of Rowland Heights, and Dominick Tobiah Guzman, 19, of Hacienda Heights, each entered the plea to one felony count of second-degree robbery in the March 27 attack, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The victim was taking his morning walk just after 5 a.m. when he was pushed to the ground by the men and robbed, the Pasadena Police Department stated at the time of the attack.
The victim was carrying a pouch containing money and personal identification cards, which were stolen by the robbers.
Pedestrians called 911 after finding the victim lying on West Drive north of Salvia Canyon Road, police said.
The unidentified victim suffered major head trauma in the assault, according to a news release from Pasadena police.
Less than 30 minutes after the robbery, the suspects were caught on video at a Pasadena gas station trying to use the victim’s credit card, a police news release stated.