REDWOOD CITY – Police on Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of robbing a Redwood City jewelry store at gunpoint.
The Redwood City Police Department said in a statement that the incident was reported on July 13 at 2315 El Camino Real in Joria, Adriana.
Police said a man entered the shop, threatened a man with a black semi-automatic gun and demanded a safe and belongings in case of a demonstration. He then racked the shotgun and tried to pull the trigger, but it turned out to be a malfunction and fired two live rounds.
After breaking the glass countertop with his right hand, the suspect ran out the door, got into a waiting vehicle at Hancock Avenue and left the area, police said.
On Tuesday, detectives issued search warrants in Redwood City and Menlo Park after identifying a potential suspect. The suspect was arrested on site and booked in the San Mateo County Jail on charges of attempted robbery, possession of a stolen firearm, and theft of a firearm.
Police said a stolen Sig Sauer pistol was found from the suspect’s home and a “ghost gun,” or a firearm without a serial number, was found in the carport of another residence.
Anyone with information regarding the case can contact Redwood City Police Detective Brian Luo at 650-780-7619 or the police department’s tip line at 650-780-7110.