The recreation trail is always a dangerous place to be, can get robbed, assaulted or hit by a surrey.
The man was walking about 10:45 p.m. near the northbound Lighthouse Avenue curve when he was attacked and robbed, police said.
The man suffered facial injuries, but declined medical aid. No suspects were found in the area.
About an hour later, a Monterey patrol officer made a traffic stop on a car in the 800 block of Del Monte Avenue. That led to the arrest of five people and discovery of stolen property from the robbery, police said.
Three of the five people were booked on charges of robbery, conspiracy and possession of stolen property, police said.
The suspects were identified as Jamarius Ballio and Chico Glover, both 18 from Seaside, and Sean Underwood, 18, of Marina.
Anjelika Ierome, 18, of Marina was booked on charges of violating probation and giving false information to police.