Dominic Shamo and Juan Arzate
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Police Department is asking the public to help in identifying possible robbery victims that were targeted while walking through parking lots located on McKee Road and N. Jackson Avenue, as well as other areas throughout San Jose. The San Jose Police are trying to put a timeline together of the locations and areas in which the suspects attacked Asian women and demanded their jewelry and/or property.
According to San Jose Police Sergeant Enrique Garcia, “The San Jose Police Department’s Robbery Unit has been investigating a series of at least four (4) robberies which occurred between August 2017 and September 2017.”
Two adult suspects were identified on September 4 when SJPD officers responded to a call reporting several male suspects following a potential robbery victim. 21-year-old Dominic Shamo and 20-year-old Juan Arzate, along with a 17-year-old juvenile suspect, were located and detained by police following an investigation into the caller’s concerns the trio may have been trying to rob the women.
Garcia said, “The investigation revealed suspects Shamo and Arzate directed a mentally disabled juvenile male to grab the jewelry from the victims.” Shamo and Arzate were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for robbery and attempted robbery. The 17-year-old juvenile was also booked into Juvenile Hall and also faces robbery and attempted robbery charges.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents or any other similar incidents is urged to contact Detective Michael White of the San Jose Police Department’s Robbery Unit at 408-277-4166.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867) or click the “Submit a Tip” link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.