HEMET - A 29-year-old man suspected of joining a cohort in trying to rob a Hemet motorist was killed when the victim drove his vehicle into a ditch while fighting to get away, pinning the suspect against the side of the car, authorities said today.
Robert Lee Casas of Hemet was fatally injured shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday on Menlo Avenue, just west of North Cawston Avenue, according to the Hemet Police Department.
Lt. Nathan Miller alleged that Casas and 27-year-old Phillip David Campbell of Hemet confronted the driver, whose identity was not disclosed, and his friend, also not identified, as they sat in his car and spoke near an apartment complex.
Casas and Campbell allegedly busted several windows on the car and then "demanded money from the victims,'' Miller said.
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