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October 2, 2012 > Carjacking Suspect Arrested

Carjacking Suspect Arrested

Submitted By Sgt. Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD

On September 25, 2012, at approximately 6:41 p.m., the Milpitas Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a carjacking at the Home Depot parking lot, located at 1177 Great Mall Drive in Milpitas. The caller, Victim #2, reported that an unknown suspect had taken his 1988 Honda Accord at gunpoint from his father, Victim #1, while he was seated in the front passenger seat. The suspect was described as an African-American male, approximately 18 years of age, 5'05" tall, thin build, and last seen wearing a blue shirt. The suspect was last seen driving away in the victim's vehicle towards South Abel Street.

The first Milpitas police officer arrived within two minutes of the 9-1-1 call and provided additional information to other responding officers. At approximately 6:45 p.m., a Milpitas police officer located the victim vehicle on the corner of Curtis Avenue and South Abel Street. The suspect had abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot into the Monte Vista apartment complex, located at 1001 South Main Street in Milpitas.

Milpitas police officers established a perimeter around the apartment complex and at approximately 6:47 P.M. an officer observed the suspect running southbound through the apartment complex with a backpack. At approximately 6:49 P.M. the suspect, identified as Travonte Tyshoun Grays, was taken into custody as he jumped the south perimeter wall of the apartment complex. Milpitas police officers searched the grounds of the apartment complex and located a discarded backpack with a loaded firearm.

Travontae Tyshoun Grays was booked into the Santa Clara County jail for carjacking and other charges.

This incident is still under investigation and anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400.

Information can be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website at:

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