MILPITAS – The Milpitas Police Department has announced the arrest of four individuals who were driving recklessly after snatching a purse from a 58-year-old victim near the Great Mall in Milpitas. According to Milpitas Police, “On November 13, 2016, at approximately 3:12 P.M., an officer stopped a silver 2001 Toyota Echo for reckless driving on South Main Street near Serra Way, with four people in the car.”
After the vehicle was stopped, a call came in reporting a purse snatching during which the same type of vehicle was seen driving away,
According to Milpitas Police, “Based on descriptions of the suspect and the getaway car provided by the victim and witnesses, the officer on the traffic stop quickly determined both incidents were related and arrested all the occupants of the car after additional officers arrived.”
During a brief search of the car, the victim’s purse was discovered. All items were subsequently returned to her.
The driver was identified as 18-year-old San Jose resident Alfonso Carrilllo. Carrillo was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for reckless driving and robbery.
20-year-old San Jose resident Robert Caudillo Jr. and 26-year-old San Jose resident Levina Meza were also booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for robbery.
A 16-year-old Male Juvenile San Jose resident was also booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for robbery and for possession of a dagger