Milpitas, Santa Clara County – 26-year-old Bryan Pararien Unciano faces six felony allegations under four counts of PC 211-212.5 (c), felony robbery, one count of PC 29800 (a)(1), in possession of a firearm, and one count of PC 30305(a)(1) possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, for an incident that occurred on Thursday, February 5 in the City of Milpitas.
According to the Milpitas Police Department, four individuals were parked and sitting inside their vehicle when Unciano approached with a handgun and demanded their cell phones and wallets. When officers arrived at the location near Glenview Drive near the Ben Rodgers Park, the victims reported that two individuals approached their vehicle brandishing a silver handgun.
They said that without time to react, each individual had handed the suspects their personal property. When police questioned the victims it was revealed that they had been smoking marijuana at the park when the subjects approached. According to court documents, the victim said “The suspect #1 stood next to the right front passenger door and suspect #2 stood next to the right rear passenger door.” That is when they paused and turned around to approach the occupants of the vehicle.
Both suspects took the personal property of the victims, and shared it between each other. The victims said they just watched as the two headed westbound on Skyline Drive, which is when they were able to call police.
Milpitas Officers canvassed the area to look for the suspects, and to look for any other witnesses who might have been in the area. One witness said that he had seen the suspects walk casually past his home, and then within a few minutes the suspects were seen walking back to the same 2013 Ford F-150 white truck. This caught the home owner’s attention and before they had driven away, he snapped a picture of the license plate. During the investigation Milpitas Officers “pinged” one of the cell phones to locate it remotely, and were able locate several of the phones thrown on the side of the freeway near the carpool traffic lights at East Calaveras and I-680.
Obtaining possible information on the suspect that used the gun during the robbery, police were able to create a photo lineup of the possible gunman. All four victims were able to verify through a photo line-up that Unciano was the suspect who had robbed them at gunpoint.
One of the victims also stipulated that the suspects took their house keys. It was recommended that they report any suspicious circumstances to the police, as well as change the locks and secure their homes when leaving.
Unciano was taken into custody at his home after a $150,000 RAMY Warrant was issued for his arrest. A Bryco .360 silver semi-automatic handgun was also located and taken into custody.
According to officers, Unciano said “He did not know why he was arrested because he had not been committing any crimes.” Unciano continued to tell officers that he was in the area to pick up some items for work, but was only in the area a short while, and then went to find a place to smoke weed and then go home. When confronted about a witness seeing him in the area during the time of the robbery, he denied having been in the area at that time.
The next court hearing will be held on March 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM in Dept 34 in front of the Honorable Shelyna V. Brown. Records show that Unciano was arrested in June of 2009 on charges of possessing, manufacturing, or selling a dangerous weapon.