Group of High School Students Robbed in Tilden Regional Park

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Six high school students were robbed at gunpoint at Tilden Regional Park on Saturday night.

The group of 17- and 18-year-olds-three males and three females-were robbed while in their car in a parking lot at the top of Grizzly Peak near South Park Drive.

At about 11:30 p.m., a car containing a male driver and a female passenger pulled up alongside the group, according to UCPD Sgt. Eric Tejada.

The male suspect exited and spoke to the group before returning to the vehicle to retrieve a handgun, proceeding to brandish it at the group while threatening them and demanding their property, Tejada said.

According to Tejada, the group turned over personal property, including their car keys, and fled down the hill into the woods at the demand of the suspect.

Tejada said he could not disclose the property that was taken.

After fleeing, the victims were able to alert a passing vehicle and contact the police, who searched the area for the suspects.

"We have an ongoing investigation and a few leads, which we intend to follow," Tejada said. "This kind of thing doesn't happen that often, especially at Grizzly Peak."

The suspects are described as a male in his 20s with black hair and a goatee and a female with blond hair. The suspects' vehicle is described as a gray or white four-door sedan with a California license plate.

Tejada said the victims did not sustain any injuries during the encounter.


Contact Anna Widdowson at [email protected]

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