Two Armed Robberies, One Violent, Monday Morning

At a robbery on E. Las Animas Ave, a resident was attacked with a metal wrench and a wooden stick.

The following is a selection of the most recent Gilroy Police Blotter items, reported Thurday through Monday. 


5:08 a.m. Suspects entered a residence on E. Las Animas Ave and demanded money from two of the occupants. One of the known suspects used to live at the residence. When money was not given to the suspects, two of the suspects hit one of the residents with a metal wrench and a wooden stick. One of the victims suffered two cuts to his head which required stitches. The suspects fled the scene the scene prior to police arrival and a second victim was not located.

1:08 a.m. An unknown masked suspect entered a hotel on Murray Ave and waited for the clerk to come to the front desk. The suspect then pulled out a handgun, and pointed it at the clerk, demanding money. After demanding money several times, the suspect gave up and fled the scene on foot. The unknown suspect is currently at large.


6:32 p.m. A dog bite was reported on Poppyfield Street.


7 p.m. Unknown suspects shattered the window to the victim’s vehicle on Farrell Ave and took the stereo.

7 p.m. An unknown suspect broke the window to the victim’s vehicle on First Street and stole her purse.

3:37 p.m. Joshua Rojas was cited for driving with a suspended license and cited for an out of county warrant on Chestnut Street and Lewis Street. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.


11 p.m. Unknown suspects entered an unlocked residence at Georgetown Place while the family was sleeping. The suspect stole $400 in cash and a set of car keys. They then stole the victim’s vehicle from their driveway.

7:30 p.m. An unknown suspect approached a 12-year-old as he waited at the corner of Wren Ave and First Street with his bicycle. The victim pushed the subject off his bicycle and fled with the bike northbound on Wren Ave.

3:30 p.m. Unknown suspects forced entry into an unoccupied building by drilling a hole through the door lock. Several power tools were stolen from the construction  company on Renz Lane 

12:35 a.m. GPD units responded to the area of Mt. Modonna High School on Hirasaki Court on the report of a possible burglary. Victor Steve Nanez, 45, and Jesse Santos, 34, were seen running in the area. There was no evidence of an attempted burglary. Both suspects were arrested for trespassing, and being in possession of an illegal weapon.

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