Juvenile probation department employees identify wanted robbery suspect
SAN JOSE, Calif – The San Jose Police Department is reporting the arrest of a suspect who was caught on video robbing a couple behind the counter at the Quik & Save Market, located at 5245 Roeder Road in San Jose, on Friday, August 14.
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According to SJPD Sergeant Enrique Garcia, “The suspect entered the store armed with a firearm, demanded cash, and threatened the victim.”
The suspect was identified as an Hispanic male, thought to be around 20-years of age, showing a medium build with black hair. The suspect also showed signs of a skin pigmentation disorder on both hands and possibly behind his neck.
On Thursday, September 3, detectives received phone tips from the Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation Department officials who recognized the suspect. The first call was from a juvenile probation officer, and then a juvenile probation supervisor. They were each able to identify 18-year-old Gabriel Medrano as the possible robbery suspect. They had received information about the wanted suspect from the SJPD, and both were familiar with the young man, recognizing him immediately.
Garcia said, “On Friday, September 4, 2015, at 1:13 p.m., after detectives completed their follow-up investigation, officers from the San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit arrested the suspect without incident.”
The suspect was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for PC 211, felony robbery.
The SJPD is asking that anyone with information about a crime who wishes to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (408) 947-STOP (7867), or “Submit a Tip” using the SJPD website at www.sjpd.org/ReportingCrime/OnlineReport/.