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SJPD Arrests Serial Robbery Suspect, Looking For More Victims
Filed under Press Release, on 1/4/2017 5:28:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Strong Arm Robbery CASE NUMBER: 16-355-0538
LOCATION: Various locations in San Jose  
SUSPECT: Terrell Anthony Norman AGE: 18 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident  


Suspect: Terrell Norman

Suspect Vehicle


San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department's Robbery Unit has been investigating a series of at least fourteen (14) purse snatch style robberies which have occurred between October 2016 through December 2016. The robberies involved older/elderly Asian females being targeted at shopping centers and/or stores.

The female victims were followed home where the suspect approached them and committed the purse snatch robbery. On several occasions, the victims were pulled to the ground and/or dragged during the struggle, causing injuries. On some of the robberies, a firearm was seen or threatened by the suspect.

A silver Jeep Patriot SUV was used in this robbery string. The suspect in these robberies was typically wearing a hooded sweatshirt, and described as a thin build, light-skinned black male or a Hispanic male.

Terrell Anthony Norman, DOB: 9-9-98, was identified as a suspect. On 12-22-16, MERGE officers arrested Norman in the area of Quimby Rd. and White Rd. in San Jose. Norman was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for multiple counts of robbery.

The case is still on-going and actively being investigated. We are asking for the public's assistance in identifying additional victims of these robberies who may have not reported their robbery to police.

Persons with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents are urged to contact Detective Michael Drago of the San Jose PD's Robbery Unit at (408) 277-4166.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.


BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Sgt. Ron Starkey #3098
DATE: 1/4/2017 TIME: 4:00 PM DATE: 1/4/2017 TIME: 5:30 PM


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