Women robbery suspects trending in Santa Clara County

Women robbery suspects trending in Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department released this image of the wanted bank robber.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office posted a tweet on their Twitter account on Wednesday, November 4 asking the public, “Do you know who this is? She is the suspect in bank robberies in San Jose. Contact us w/any leads.”

Just two days later the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office reported that the female suspect wanted in the robberies was arrested. The Department thanked the public for their help in locating and arresting the suspect. She has been linked to multiple bank robberies that occurred in San Jose, including a robbery that occurred at the Bank of the West at Camden and Union Avenues in San Jose.

Yvonne Rowland was identified and arrested for multiple robberies

Yvonne Rowland was identified and arrested for multiple robberies

22-year-old Yvonne Frances Rowland of San Jose was arrested by the San Jose Police Department on November 6. According to Police, on November 3, she walked into a Chase Bank on Almaden Expressway and handed a note to the teller demanding money.

After the first robbery, Rowland next entered a U.S. Bank inside a Nob Hill grocery store on Snell Avenue, just days after her first robbery. At each bank Rowland threatened the tellers by saying she had a gun.

Rowland is also a suspect, along with three men – Jamie Browning, 36 of Turlock, Fadi Najjar, 24 of San Jose, and Sean McGivern, 35 of San Jose – of robbing a Los Gatos jewelry store. It was reported that she and McGivern entered Gehrkens Fine Jewelry and assaulted an employee with a stun gun. They took jewelry from the store, which was later found in their homes and cars.

Police released this photo of Briana Ebertowski as a suspect in another robbery.

Police released this photo of Briana Ebertowski as a suspect in another robbery.

Rowland was charged with three counts of robbery, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, use of a dangerous weapon while committing a felony, and three counts of committing a felony causing great bodily injury. She was also charged with criminal conspiracy.

She was arrested near the corner of Blossom Hill Road and Snell Avenue in south San Jose at 12:45 in the afternoon, not far from a Bank of America branch. She reported her occupation as receptionist. Bail was set at $250,000.

Just over two months prior, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department had reported that they were looking for another female suspect wanted for helping to rob a bank. The report came on Wednesday, August 26, as the Sheriff’s department had asked the public for help tweeting, “Do you know where Briana Ebertowski is? She’s wanted for accessory to bank robbery and has been on the run. She’s believed to be traveling between San Jose and Sacramento.”

Ebertowski was eventually found at this building and arrested.

Ebertowski was eventually found at this building and arrested.

On Wednesday, September 9, Santa Clara Police responded to 855 South 5th Street in San Jose, a building used for artist studios and storage spaces. Based on their investigation into the robbery, they located Briana Marie Ebertowski there at 11:00 am.

She was arrested and charged with felony use of another person’s credit information, and felony accessory to bank robbery. She reported her occupation as a self employed cosmetologist, and may have been working out of that building. Her actual residence is in south San Jose.

Read More: San Jose Mercury News

CrimeVoice staff contributed to this story

Women robbery suspects trending in Santa Clara County was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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