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SJPD Arrests Suspect Responsible for a Series of Armed Robberies
Filed under Press Release, on 3/9/2018 3:45:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Armed Robbery CASE NUMBER: 18-054-0943
LOCATION: City of San Jose and City of Milpitas, CA
VICTIM: See Below
SUSPECT: Daniel Joseph Mendoza AGE: 31 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
Suspect Daniel Mendoza

San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department’s Robbery Unit has identified and arrested a suspect in connection with the following armed robberies in the Cities of San Jose and Milpitas:

  • 2-23-18, 7:03 PM: Jack in the Box, 1740 S Main Street, Milpitas 
  • 2-23-18, 9:24 PM: Valero Gas Station, 3939 Snell Avenue, San Jose 
  • 2-28-18, 2:45 AM: Arco Gas Station, 4610 Pearl Avenue, San Jose   
  • 3-1-18, 1:15 PM: 7-Eleven, 1421 Branham Lane, San Jose 
  • 3-3-18, 3:19 AM: 7-Eleven, 1413 Kooser Road, San Jose

San Jose PD Robbery detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Daniel Mendoza after San Jose patrol officers conducted follow-up investigation and identified him as the suspect.

On March 3, 2018, Mendoza was arrested in the City of San Jose by San Jose PD Covert Response Unit officers. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on five counts of Robbery - penal code 211.

Detectives believe Mendoza is responsible for additional robberies throughout the bay area. In the majority of the robberies, Mendoza pointed a handgun at the clerk and took cash and/or lottery scratchers. Mendoza usually fled the scene in a 2017 Black Jeep Renegade with black and yellow paper plates.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tedros Habib of the San Jose Police Department'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.


Surveillance Video


BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Paul Joseph #3148
DATE: 3/9/18 TIME: 2:30 PM DATE: 3/9/18 TIME: 2:30 PM


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