The City of San Jose is asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect who used a rifle to rob and injure a customer at a local convince store.
The armed robbery occurred at Clyde’s Liquor’s, on the 1600 Block of North Capitol Ave in San Jose. Police are looking for any information of someone knowing who might be the owner of a newer silver Toyota sedan. The owner of the vehicle used a yellow and black rear paper plate to hide the license plate numbers of the vehicle.
According to Sgt. Heather Randol with the SJPD, “The photographed suspect entered the business and brandished a shotgun. The suspect then struck one of the patrons in the face knocking him to the ground,” Randol said. Video surveillance was used to help identify victims at the scene.
The suspect demanded cash from the clerk and customers during the attack. The video shows the suspect entering the store with a shotgun. He prepares by lifting the shotgun and targets anyone within his aim.
He is seen pointing the shotgun at customers, as he knocks one victim to the ground. He continually threatens the clerk, as he demands them to give him them their money. “The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and left in a waiting vehicle driven by another suspect,” Randol said.
The suspect is described as 5’8″ male, white of Hispanic, 25 to 35 years, 160 to 190 pounds. Police are asking anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Rocky Zanotto of the San Jose Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (408) 277-4166.