Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Suspect arrested in Redwood City jewelery store robbery

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.

Detectives at Redwood City Police on Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery and recovered two firearms, including a stolen Sig Sauer. Redwood City Police Department

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.

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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.


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