Both Ephraim Jacob Byers, 20, and Kyle James Holland, 19, appeared Tuesday before San Diego Superior Court Judge Timothy Walsh.
They are also charged with three counts of making criminal threats to the victims. Byers is accused of robbing a woman in La Jolla by himself in May, said Deputy District Attorney Lucille Yturralde.
Yturralde said Byers is also accused of misdemeanor petty theft in Pacific Beach when he went inside a business in May and took something without paying for it.
Byers allegedly used a gun in the La Jolla robbery. Three women and a couple were robbed at the same time, said the prosecutor.
Both men have pleaded not guilty. Bail for Byers is set at $500,000 as he has a previous case, said Yturralde. Holland’s bail is $150,000 and both remain in jail. They were arrested July 24 by San Diego Police.