4 arrested in random San Jose attacks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - San Jose police say four young men were arrested for allegedly punching random people Wednesday night.

The men, ranging in age from 15-19, are accused of punching a woman in the stomach as she was walking in the area near Piedmont Road and Sierra. Police say 15 minutes after that attack, just down the street; an elderly man was also assaulted. Both victims described the suspects as teenage African American men wearing dark clothing.

A couple hours' later people in the Cataldi Park neighborhood reported a suspicious group of young men fitting the description of the assailants.

Officers responded to the scene and took one of the suspects into custody right away. K-9s from Sunnyvale and Santa Clara police departments were able to find the other three suspects hiding in the backyard of a home. Two of those men were bit by the K-9s while resisting arrest.

Police say so far two of the four men have confessed to the assaults.

Investigators are looking into whether the men may be linked to similar crimes.