Police seek armed suspect who robbed disabled man in San Jose

(San Jose Police Department)

SAN JOSE (KRON) — Police are asking for the public’s help finding an armed robbery suspect who stole a cell phone from a disabled man.

The armed robbery happened on Sept. 5 at around 5:10 p.m. in the 2600 block of Tuers Road, according to police. The incident happened near Los Lagos Golf Course, police said.

The victim, who is disabled and not able to speak, was knocked to the ground by a suspect on a mountain bike as he was walking on Tuers Road just north of Apollo Drive.

The suspect circles back and appears to help the victim stand up, as though the incident was an accident, surveillance video of the incident shows.

As the victim gets back on his feet, he pulls out his cell phone to communicate with the suspect. suspect-san-jose

The suspect then takes the phone out of the victim’s hand.

The victim struggles with the suspect as he tries to get his phone back. At one point, the suspect’s gun falls out of his pocket. He points the gun at the victim and then kicks the victim causing him to fall to the ground again.

The suspect got on his bike and fled southbound on Tuers Road.

The suspect is a black male, 16 – 25 years old, with a thin build. He was wearing a dark beanie cap, dark shirt, grey sweatpants and dark colored shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective George Constantin of the San Jose Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (408) 277-4166.

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