Three suspects have been arrested after they struck a victim with a pistol, punched him multiple times and stole his belongings on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Officers from the Lake Charles Police Department responded to the robbery in the 400 block of West Hale Street on Thursday and was met by the victim when they arrived, said a media release from Capt. Kevin Kirkum.

The victim told officers he was walking toward the Prien Lake Mall when "he saw 3 subjects ahead of him walking in the same direction". Once noticing him, they turned around and approached him. Once the suspects reached him, one of the men pulled out a firearm and demanded his belongings, said Kirkum. The victim then refused and was struck with the pistol and punched multiple times. They stole his electronics and fled on foot.

Oddly enough, while officers were speaking with the victim, the suspects "emerged from a nearby business" and were positively identified, said Kirkum.

Davionte Montgomery, 17, Dequindrious Howard, 20, and Quinterro Page, 19, were all arrested and charged for armed robbery.