DNA Evidence Leads to Charges for a Home Invasion Robbery Suspect

DNA Evidence Leads to Charges for a Home Invasion Robbery Suspect
Photo: Gabriel L. Jordan

BERKELEY— DNA evidence enabled authorities to identify a man suspected of attempting to rape a woman during a home invasion robbery.

He was already in jail for other crimes when charges involving the home invasion were filed against him.
Gabriel L. Jordan, 43 of Antelope, was arrested again June 21 inside Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

His DNA matches evidence gathered from a crimescene, where a woman was attacked at gunpoint inside her bedroom.

Jordan is accused of breaking into the woman’s Berkeley apartment on September 27, 2020. She was sleeping and when she awoke, she was struck with a blunt object by the intruder.

The woman managed to escape, but she required five stitches on her face and eight staples to close a wound on her head. Her attacker fled with cell phones, electronics and personal items belonging to her.

Investigators later searched Jordan’s vehicle, where they found evidence involving several crimes committed in Berkeley. This included mail taken from residents living in the same apartment building as the woman who
was attacked.

For his most recent arrest, Jordan faces multiple charges for burglary, and assault with intent to commit a sex crime. He remains in custody ineligible for release on bond.

Other criminal cases against Jordan are also pending. These other cases involve rape, multiple burglaries and robberies, and numerous weapons- related charges.

The FBI, San Pablo Police Department and other agencies in Alameda, Contra Costa and Monterey counties assisted Berkeley PD.

DNA Evidence Leads to Charges for a Home Invasion Robbery Suspect was last modified: June 24th, 2021 by admin
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Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.