A spokesperson for the San Diego Central Jail has confirmed they are detaining four Lincoln Park men who have been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery. Defendants Jamarius Porche, Askia Roure, Joseph Ragland and Michael McGinnis are believed to have robbed nearly a dozen pedestrians between March 30 and April 10.
All of the victims were robbed at gunpoint, according to San Diego Police Department officials. They were ordered to turn over their wallets, cell phones, watches and other items of value. Those who did not immediately comply were pistol-whipped.
Officers have not said whether they have recovered any of the stolen property. They have also not commented as to how they came to track, locate and arrest the four suspects. It is unclear whether any of the young men have a prior criminal history.
The defendants are reportedly facing numerous charges including receiving stolen property, conspiracy and armed robbery. They are each being detained in lieu of $1 million bail each. Should they or members of their families wish to hire a bondsman their cost would be 10%, or $100,000 per defendant. The person who cosigns the bail bonds paperwork would also be required to post collateral. That item would be returned to whoever posted it at the end of the defendant’s case as long as they attend all required court hearings.
Jail records indicate the men are due to be arraigned later this week. The SDPD is asking anyone who might have additional information or anyone who was victimized and has not yet come forward to please contact their office.