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Pursuant to Cal Govt. Code Sect 6254(f)
San Jose Police Department
Media Relations Unit
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SJPD Arrest Suspects Involved in a String of Armed Robberies
Filed under Press Release, on 2/2/2016 3:31:00 PM by Author: Albert Morales #3477.

TYPE OF CRIME: Armed Robbery String CASE NUMBER: 15-301-0285
LOCATION: Central San Jose DATE:
 
 
VICTIM:
ADDRESS:
 
SUSPECT #1: Fadi Najjar AGE: 24 years (Male)
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
 
SUSPECT #2: Sean McGivern
AGE: 35 years (Male)
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
 
 
SUSPECT #3: Yvonne Rowland AGE: 22 years (Female)
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
 
SUSPECT #4: Willie Nichols AGE: 20 years (Male)
ADDRESS: Antioch Resident
 
SUSPECT #5: Janeema Page AGE: 21 years (Female)
ADDRESS: Oakland Resident
 
Suspect 1: Najjar
Suspect 2: McGivern
Suspect 3: Rowland
Suspect 4: Nichols
Suspect 5: Page
 
San Jose:

On October 28, 2015 at approximately 9:30 A.M., San Jose Police Officers responded to a report of an armed takeover robbery at a computer reseller store. It was reported that one male and three females entered the business armed with a handgun.  Multiple employees were held against their will and tied up while the suspects stole numerous computer components.

SJPD Robbery Detectives identified Willie Nichols and Janeema Page as two of the suspects responsible for the armed takeover of the computer store.  On November 3, 2015, Nichols and Page were arrested in the city of Antioch, CA by members of the SJPD Covert Response Unit.

On November 3, 2015 and November 4, 2015 three bank robberies occurred in the City of San Jose.  Robbery Detectives released video of the female suspect. Several citizens recognized the suspect as Yvonne Rowland and immediately called police. On November 6, 2015, Rowland was arrested by SJPD Robbery Detectives for the bank robberies.  After Rowland's arrest, Robbery Detectives discovered Rowland was one of the female suspects who entered the computer store as well.

San Jose Police Robbery Detectives continued their follow up investigation and located evidence tying Fadi Najjar and Sean McGivern to the robbery of the computer Store.  Sean McGivern was in custody at the time for a parole revocation.  On 11-10-15 members of the Covert Response Unit arrested Fadi Najjar in the City of San Jose.  Najjar posted bail soon after his arrest.

Robbery Detectives continued to work the case and found additional evidence showing Najjar as a conspirator to the three bank robberies committed by Yvonne Rowland.  On January 27, 2016 Fadi Najjar was apprehended by members of the Covert Response Unit in the City of San Jose.

Najjar, McGivern, and Rowland, along with another subject identified as Jamie Browning, were all previously arrested by Los Gatos Police Department for their role in an armed robbery of a Jewelry Store that occurred on October 16, 2015.

Sergeant Larry Day from the San Jose Police Department Robbery Unit had this to say: "These criminals planned, plotted, and carried out several seemingly unrelated armed heists that were linked together using old fashioned police work, high tech investigative techniques, and the dogged determination of Robbery Detectives from Los Gatos PD and San Jose PD. Working together, detectives were able to end this crime."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Juan Hernandez or Detective Michael Villanueva 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.

 
 
 
BY: Ofc. Albert Morales AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Abruzzini
DATE: 2/2/16 TIME: 3:30 PM DATE: 2/2/16 TIME: 4:00 PM


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