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SJPD Arrested 4 Adults and 1 Juvenile for Armed Robberies and Carjackings
Filed under Press Release, on 5/9/2019 5:48:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 9, 2019

 


Armed Robbery / Carjacking Investigation


San Jose, Calif. — The San Jose Police Department's Robbery Unit investigated a series of armed robberies and carjackings that occurred throughout the City of San Jose between March 16, 2019 and March 29, 2019.

The investigation revealed the suspects created a fraudulent Tinder account posing as a female to communicate with male victims. The fraudulent Tinder user, with the profile names “Becky" or “Victoria,” set a date and location to meet the male victims. The times and locations were usually in the late evening hours on secluded streets near a park. When the victim arrived at the location, they were beaten, robbed and carjacked at gunpoint by several masked suspects. 

The five suspects were arrested on different dates and times. The adult suspects were booked into Santa Clara County Jail and the juvenile suspect was booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on multiple charges, including; robbery, carjacking, auto theft, and hit & run.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Amanda Estantino 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.
 

 

Suspect #1 Bryan Gonzalez Suspect #2 Jonathan Jimenez Suspect #3 Lesly Portillo Suspect #4 Yadira Villarreal Suspect #5 Name Withheld

 

Suspect Information

  1. Bryan Gonzalez, Age 19, San Jose resident
  2. Jonathan Jimenez, Age 18, San Jose Resident
  3. Lesly Portillo, Age 18, San Jose Resident
  4. Yadira Villarreal, Age 19, San Jose Resident
  5. Juvenile male, Age 15, San Jose Resident

 

BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Stewart Davies #3230
DATE: 5/9/2019 TIME: 5:45 PM DATE: 5/9/2019 TIME: 5:45 PM


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