Five men from Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties are facing criminal charges, after Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies say they robbed some Isla Vista residents, pistol whipping two of the victims in the process.
It happened just before two p.m. on Saturday. Deputies say three of the men armed with a phony gun, and knives forced their way into a home on the 6700 block of Trigo Road, while the other two waited in a car outside. They took cash, cell phones, a computer, and some marijuana from the residents, injuring two of them in the process.
The victims called 911, and the getaway car was spotted a short time later on the southbound 101 Freeway near Summerland. The car was stopped, and all five of the young men arrested.