A Sunnyvale teen was mugged and robbed March 24, after being set up by a girl he thought was his friend, police said.
The 14-year-old victim met up with the 15-year-old teenage girl at the former Slater Elementary School campus at about 9 p.m., Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie said. The two were to walk to the girl's home and hang out.
They walked down Gladys Avenue and turned into a condominium complex at 221 Gladys Ave., Wylie said. However, the hangout session was not to be, as the girl didn't actually live in that particular complex.
Instead, the two teens were approached by two teenage boys, wearing all black, Wylie said. The two teens threw the 14-year-old Sunnyvale boy on the ground, dug through his pockets -- stealing a marijuana cigarette and $115 in cash. The girl screamed and ran away.
The boys then picked the victim back up and one of them kneed him in the groin, Wylie said. They threw him against a wall and told him not to call the police. They got into a gray SUV and fled. The girl never returned.
The boy called his father, who took him to the police station, Wylie. The boy expressed his suspicion that the girl had set him up for the mugging. He also told police that he recognized one of the two boys who mugged him.
After a brief investigation the police were able to identify the second teen boy, Wylie said. Police arrested the girl, 15, and the two boys, ages 15 and 16, all from Mountain View. They were charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Their names are not being released because they are juveniles.
Because the victim was not in possession of the marijuana at the time the police dealt with him he was not charged with anything related to the possession of the drug, Wylie said. "Possession without possession amounts to only a confession of a crime, without the corpus. We need corpus to charge a crime."