Photo:Jesus Daniel Alvarado-Sanchez
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Police Department has announced the arrest of multiple suspects wanted in an armed robbery carjacking that occurred on October 30, 2019. According to San Jose Police Sergeant Enrique Garcia, “The suspect entered the store, went behind the counter, stole lottery tickets, and got into a vehicle parked out front. An employee ran up to the suspect’s vehicle and the suspect brandished a firearm.”
Robbery Detectives were called to the scene in which a Valero gas station worker reported that the suspect, now identified as 35-year-old Jesus Daniel Alvarado-Sanchez, walked behind the counter and stole multiple lottery tickets. When the attendant was aware of the theft he ran after the suspect, who entered a white pickup truck, and threatened the attendant with a handgun. The attendant then called the police to report the incident.
The suspect was reported to be in a second incident that occurred on November 1, 2019, in which the suspect walked up to a man sitting in a parked minivan just after dark, and told the driver to get out. The driver, fearing for their safety complied and allowed the suspect to take the vehicle. Garcia said, “The victim complied and the suspect drove off in the minivan containing miscellaneous clothes, including San Jose Police Department uniform shirts and pants.”
On November 2, 2019, detectives located the stolen white minivan and were able to retrieve fingerprints from the stolen vehicle that clearly identified Alvarado-Sanchez as the suspect they were looking for. A photograph of the suspect and an eyewitness account from the victim clearly identified the suspect in a photo lineup.
With a warrant out for his arrest, a break came on November 12, 2019. The Santa Clara County Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATTF) was following a stolen black pickup truck when they witnessed the suspect Alvarado-Sanchez and a 29-year-old female suspect passenger, Linda Bruno. The suspect collided with a vehicle on Foothill Expressway near Magdalena Ave. in the City of Los Altos. Both suspects tried to flee the scene of the crash but were apprehended by RATTF Detectives.
Linda Bruno was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Suspect Alvarado-Sanchez was admitted to the hospital for injuries sustained in the collision. Alvarado-Sanchez was being treated at a local hospital is set to face multiple charges, including auto theft, robbery, and carjacking.