About 9:40 p.m., several subjects confronted a couple walking near the trail toward San Carlos Beach, threatened them and demanded their property, Monterey police said. The female victim was able to persuade the would-be robbers to let them go, and the couple left the area, police said.
Immediately after this, the robbers confronted, struck and robbed a male riding a bicycle on the Recreation Trail. This victim fled and called 911, police said.
Officers responding to the area located three men striking another victim and robbing him of his wallet. A citizen and members of the Coast Guard assisted in identifying and detaining the men.
Officers arrested Harvey Dale Byrum, 19, of Monterey; Justin Allen Casey, 18, of Seaside; and Jamar Khary Johnson, 20 of Seaside.
The trail follows the old train tracks from Spanish Bay all the way to Seaside. These attacks and robberies mostly happen between Lovers Point and Lake El Estero. Don’t go there at night.