Monterey Police Apprehend Suspect in Robbery and Attempted Carjacking Incident
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On the night of June 4, 2023, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Monterey Police Officers swiftly responded to a report of a robbery and attempted carjacking in the 800 block of Foam Street, Monterey. The victim, who was near his vehicle at the time, was confronted by two individuals demanding his car keys at gunpoint. The situation escalated when the suspects physically assaulted the victim, repeatedly striking him in the face and head. During the assault, the victim sustained a small laceration to the back of his head from a forceful blow. Additionally, the perpetrators took the victim’s cell phone from his pocket before fleeing the scene.
Upon arrival, Monterey Police Officers established a perimeter in the vicinity and immediately began their investigation. Utilizing video surveillance footage obtained from a nearby business, officers disseminated a description of the suspects to their colleagues stationed at the perimeter. The collaborative efforts between law enforcement personnel and the assistance of the surveillance footage proved crucial in identifying one of the suspects, who was spotted on the recreation trail near Drake Avenue. However, upon sighting the officers, the suspect attempted to evade capture and fled from the scene.
After an exhaustive search, law enforcement successfully located and apprehended the suspect in the 300 block of Foam Street. Regrettably, no firearm was recovered during the arrest. The captured suspect has been identified as Abraham Andrade, an 18-year-old resident of Greenfield. Andrade now faces multiple charges, including attempted carjacking, robbery, conspiracy, vandalism, and obstructing/resisting arrest. He was subsequently booked into the Monterey County Jail, with bail set at $140,000.
While one suspect is now in custody, law enforcement authorities are actively seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the second suspect involved in the incident. Any information that may aid in the ongoing investigation should be promptly reported to Detective Sergeant Greg Galin at (831) 646-3872.