A good Samaritan rescued the victim of an armed robbery Saturday night as she was being physically assaulted in a Ventura County park.
A man and a woman were walking in Port Hueneme's Moranda Park shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday when a group of six people, two armed with knives, demanded their cellphones. The suspects, two men and four women, threatened that they would stab or assault the victims if they did not hand over the phones, according to a news release from the Port Hueneme Police Department.
Both victims initially gave up their cellphones, but the woman later retrieved it from the suspects and ran away. The female suspects ran after the woman and then assaulted her, police said.
A man walking just east of the park then heard the female victim's cries for help and ran to her aid, yelling at her assailants and scaring them off. The remaining suspects followed after them, releasing the male victim.
The female victim was treated for head pain at the scene. The male victim's cellphone is still missing.
Police searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.
The two male suspects were both described as about 20 years old and of average height. One of the men is thin with a pocked face and a buzz haircut. He was wearing a black T-shirt and dark Dickies pants, according to the news release. The other man was described as having a husky build and wearing a dark hat and jacket.
The main female suspect is approximately 18 years old. She was described as short and thin and has bleached hair, authorities said.
Police said all six suspects were described as Hispanic.
The Port Hueneme Police Department is urging those with information or questions about the incident to contact Sgt. Eric Starna 805-986-6530 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.