Photo: pic of the robbery
Originally published as a Redwood City Police Department Facebook post –
“On Sunday June 13th, 2021, Redwood City Police Officers responded to “Adriana’s Joyeria” jewelry store, located at 2315a El Camino Real, for a report of an armed robbery.
The suspect entered the jewelry store with a black semi-automatic pistol. The suspect threatened a victim with the firearm and demanded the safe and items from the display case.
The suspect then racked the semi-auto handgun several times and attempted to pull the trigger; however, it appeared to have malfunctioned, ejecting two live rounds. The suspect then smashed the glass counter top with his right hand and then ran out the door.
The suspect entered an orange 2016-2021 Toyota Tacoma at Hancock Ave, and fled the area.
On Tuesday, July 20th, 2021, Redwood City Police Detectives served multiple search warrants in Redwood City and Menlo Park after identifying a possible suspect. Detectives contacted the suspect, identified as Angel Veragaleana, at one of the sites and arrested him for attempted armed robbery, possession of a stolen firearm, brandishing a firearm, and burglary.
A stolen Sig Sauer pistol was located at Veragaleana’s residence. A second firearm determined to be “ghost gun” was located in the carport of a residence that was targeted as part of the operation.
Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Brian Luo at 650-780-7619, or the Redwood City Police Department’s tip line at 650-780-7110.
This information is approved for distribution by Investigations Division Commander, Lieutenant Casey Donovan, Redwood City Police Department
Suspect: Veragaleana, Angel 27-year old male (In-custody)”
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