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San Jose PD Arrests 2 Suspects Involved In Fencing Operation
Filed under Press Release, on 12/17/2018 4:04:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Possession of Stolen Property CASE NUMBER: 18-324-0297
LOCATION: 1400 block of S. King Rd., San Jose
 
 
 
 
SUSPECT #1: Zoila Martinez AGE: 42 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
 
 
SUSPECT #2: Jose Figueroa AGE: 44 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident 
Suspect Zoila Martinez Suspect Jose Figueroa

 

San Jose, Calif. - On Friday, December 14, 2018, at about 12:00 PM, the San Jose Police Department Burglary Prevention Unit (BPU) served a search warrant at a residence located in the 1400 block of S. King Rd. in San Jose. The search warrant was the culmination of a three month proactive investigation into a major fencing operation that dealt primarily with clothing stolen during thefts, burglaries and robberies of department stores in the San Jose area. BPU detectives collaborated with loss prevention management from many retailers, such as Macy’s, Nordstrom and Victoria’s Secret to develop information regarding a makeshift storefront known as Betsy’s Fashion located in the 1400 block of S. King Rd.

Extensive follow-up investigation by detectives led to the identification of Zoila Martinez and Jose Figueroa as the suspects responsible for running the fencing operation. Martinez and Figueroa were taken into custody at Betsy’s Fashion. Detectives recovered more than $430,000.00 of stolen clothing, including at least 700 Michael Kors jackets, hundreds of shoes, and other clothing confirmed stolen from local department stores. Martinez and Figueroa were each booked into Santa Clara County Jail for possession of stolen property - 496 PC (felony).

Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Jose Police Department’s Burglary Prevention Unit at 408-277-4115.

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: Lt. Greg Lombardo #3439
DATE: 12/17/18 TIME: 4:00 PM DATE: 12/17/18 TIME: 4:00 PM


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