Two alleged Norte
amp;#241os stabbed and robbed a juvenile while he waited for a
bus Friday night, police said. Police later arrested one of the
suspects when he sought treatment for wounds at the same hospital
where the victim was being treated.
Two alleged Norteños stabbed and robbed a juvenile while he waited for a bus Friday night, police said. Police later arrested one of the suspects when he sought treatment for wounds at the same hospital where the victim was being treated.
About 11:10 p.m., a 17-year-old from San Jose assaulted another San Jose juvenile, whose name was withheld, while the youth was alone at a bus stop on the 8500 block of Monterey Street waiting for a bus home, police said. Another unknown male drove up, got out of the car and also assaulted the victim. Both suspects made indications that they were in gangs. The victim had tattoos that suggested he was affiliated with the Sureño gang, Sgt. Justin Matsuhara said.
The first assailant actually saw the victim Thursday and assaulted him, then asked the victim about his gang affiliations, police said. The assailant then left the area.
On Friday, the suspect returned, and the victim readied for a fight, police said. The suspect then yelled a gang slogan and attacked the victim, but the victim was able to defend himself and struck the suspect on the head, Matsuhara said.
At this point, the second, unknown male drove up and assaulted the victim while yelling gang slogans. It is unclear if the suspects knew each other outside of their shared gang affiliation, Matsuhara said. One of the two suspects stabbed the victim in the upper half of his body during the fight. The suspects then took money and some of the victim’s clothing.
A passerby called police who responded and found the wounded victim. An ambulance took the boy to an area hospital to get treatment for his non-life threatening wounds, police said. However, the young suspect also went to the hospital to get treated for his head wound, but officers there recognized the suspect and arrested him for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. The victim later confirmed that the juvenile was the person who tried to beat him up.
The second suspect is outstanding.
People with information about this crime can call Investigator Juan Rocha at 846-0384.