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Gang suspects booked for beating student

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

April 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two suspects were arrested on suspicion of committing a robbery on a teenage high school student on March 30.

On March 30 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Ventura County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a 16-year-old Camarillo High School student being robbed on the school's campus.

The victim had been walking alone on campus, according to deputies, when he was confronted by two teenage suspects, ages 16 and 17. One of the suspects allegedly struck the victim repeatedly about the face and head with fists, resulting in the victim's temporary unconsciousness.

The other suspect physically prevented the victim from leaving. That suspect then allegedly removed property from the victim. The two suspects fled the scene.

The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, including a fractured orbital bone.

Deputies believe the attack was gang-related. The Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail was assigned the case, and the two suspects were identified as gang members or associates.

One suspect was arrested at a location on Dodson St. in Somis on Apr. 1. The second suspect was arrested on Apr. 6 near Barry St. and Glenn Dr.

The suspects were booked on charges of robbery, battery with serious injury, false imprisonment, an accessory charge, and street gang terrorism. The two suspects remained in custody at the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Center.