Four suspects arrested after gang-related armed robbery in Santa Rosa

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Four men were arrested Wednesday night for allegedly robbing a man at knifepoint, authorities say. 

The robbery happened around 10:15 p.m. on Moorland Avenue near West Robles Avenue. 

Investigators say the victim was walking on Moorland Avenue when four men got out of a car and surrounded him. 

They took his belongs, including a backpack and a cellphone. Authorities say one of the suspects was holding a knife. 

About 20 minutes after the victim called for help, a deputy found the car with the four suspects. 

They were in the parking lot of a gas station on McMinn Avenue near Sebastopol Road. 

The deputy pulled them over with the assistance of a Santa Rosa police officer. 

The four suspects were identified as Juan Jose Bernabe-Vega, 20, Santa Rosa; Daniel Avalos-Arreguin, 18, Santa Rosa; Cristian Hernandez Gonzalez, 18, Santa Rosa; and a minor.  

Authorities say Bernabe-Vega and Hernandez Gonzalez are known gang members. 

The robbery appears to be gang-related with a random victim. 

Deputies found all the victim’s belongings in the car, except his cell phone, and returned them to him.

The victim was not injured in the robbery. 

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