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San Jose PD Arrests Suspect for Purse Snatch Robbery
Filed under Press Release, on 5/14/2019 2:34:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Robbery CASE NUMBER: 19-124-0291
LOCATION: 1500 block of Towers Lane, San Jose

VICTIM: Withheld AGE:
SUSPECT: Pablo Cabrera Jr. AGE: 26 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident


San Jose, Calif.  On Monday, May 6, 2019, at 12:01 PM, San Jose police officers responded to a purse snatch robbery in the 1500 block of Towers Lane in San Jose. The linked video shows the victim walking up a flight of stairs with her young daughter in hand. The suspect approached from behind and violently pulled the purse from the victim. The victim was dragged down the stairs along with her daughter.

Robbery detectives conducted extensive follow-up investigation and canvassed the area for witnesses and evidence. They located video surveillance of the robbery, along with a potential suspect vehicle, described as a black Lexus 4-door, leaving the area. Using the suspect’s description, vehicle, and method of operation, detectives were able to link other purse snatch robberies and identified suspect Pablo Cabrera as the suspect in the video. All of Cabrera’s victims were Asian females carrying expensive purses. Cabrera attacked victims from behind, grabbed their purse, and ran to his car.

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the San Jose Police Department's Covert Response Unit apprehended Cabrera at his residence in San Jose. Detectives located additional evidence in Cabrera's home, linking him to other robberies. Cabrera was on parole for burglary. He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for robbery and parole violation.

Chief Eddie Garcia said, “We are fortunate this predator was caught before any more members of the public were victimized.  I am incredibly proud of the work of our Robbery detectives and the continued work the men and women of the San Jose Police Department do on a daily basis."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Daren Reinke 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 Crime Stoppers link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.


Suspect Pablo Cabrera Jr.


Robbery Surveillance Video



BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Stewart Davies #3230
DATE: 05/14/19 TIME: 2:30 PM DATE: 05/14/19 TIME: 2:30 PM


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