Police arrest suspect in strong arm robbery with injury

Antonio Rodriguez

Officers from the Gilroy Police Department have arrested one
suspect connected to two strong arm robberies with injury.
Officers from the Gilroy Police Department have arrested one suspect connected to two strong arm robberies with injury.

The initial report was made at 10 p.m. Saturday following two separate incidences occurring on Monterey Road and Eigleberry Street in Gilroy, according to the GPD press release.

Police say Gilroyan Antonio Rodriguez, 20, along with a second unknown suspect, attacked two victims.

The first, an unidentified 15-year-old male, was physically assaulted and injured near the 7200 block of Eigleberry Street while being robbed of his personal property. This victim was treated at Saint Louise Regional Hospital for serious, non-life threatening injuries, according to reports.

The second victim, a 46-year-old unidentified male, was robbed near the 7400 block of Monterey. Police say suspects used a knife to threaten and obtain an undisclosed amount of money from this victim.

During investigations, GPD officers were notified that security guards from a downtown business had contacted a suspect – later identified as Rodriguez – who was harassing customers and attempting to rob them near the identified crime scenes, reports state.

Rodriguez was positively identified as being an assailant in robbery, while working in concert with another suspect who has not been identified, according to reports.

Gilroy Police Detectives are actively investigative these incidents. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Detective Bolton at (408) 846-0350. Parties wishing to remain anonymous may call We-Tip at 1-800-782-7463 (800-78-Crime).

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