Police arrest 18-year-old in connection with market robbery in San Jose last month


SAN JOSE (BCN) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a robbery that occurred at South San Jose store last month.

After police had released a video and images of the robbery Thursday, asking the public for help locating the suspect, detectives promptly received phone calls from staff at the Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation Department, identifying the suspect, according to police.

On Friday at 1:13 p.m., officers from the police department’s Covert Response Unit located the suspect and arrested him on suspicion of robbery, police said. Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old San Jose resident Gabriel Medrano.

On Aug. 14 at 10:15 p.m., Medrano walked into the Quik & Save Market at 5245 Roeder Road, just north of Monterey Highway, police said.

Medrano had a firearm when he went inside the store, demanded cash and threatened a victim, according to police.

A store employee is seen in the surveillance video putting stacks of cash inside a black pouch provided by the suspect.

Medrano then ran away from the business with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.

Police did not say if the stolen money was recovered.

Medrano has been booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail, police said.

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