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September 16, 2011 > Robbery suspects arrested

Robbery suspects arrested

Submitted By Lt Steven Petrakovitz, Milpitas PD

On September 12, 2011, Milpitas Police officers arrested two individuals who robbed a person of his marijuana and wallet. On September 11, 2011, the Milpitas Police Department was contacted by the victim, who lives in Sunnyvale. He said he was robbed of his property, at gunpoint by two males and they were last seen running through the walkway from Columbus Circle leading to the ball fields behind Russell Middle School. The victim gave officers a detailed description of both suspects.

The victim and suspects met through the website Craigslist.org and agreed to meet in the 1300 Block of Columbus Drive so the victim could sell his marijuana. During the meeting, the juvenile suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his property. The suspects took the victim's wallet and marijuana and fled on foot.

After a lengthy investigation, the two suspects were detained at two different locations, in Milpitas. The victim positively identified both suspects, one of which was Gerome Rogers, age 19, Milpitas resident; they were arrested for armed robbery and conspiracy. The victim's wallet and all of the marijuana was recovered. The minor was booked into Santa Clara County juvenile hall. Rogers was booked into Santa Clara County jail.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime tip.asp

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