General Crime

* Campbell Police Arrest Angel Perez, 21, and Alejandro Perez Reynaga, 27, In Connection With A takeover Robbery At Joe Escobar Diamonds,450 E. Hamilton Ave

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Two men have been arrested in connection with a Tuesday morning takeover robbery of a Campbell jewelry store, police announced today.Angel Perez, 21, and Alejandro Perez Reynaga, 27, both of San Jose were arrested Tuesday evening and police said today they are continuing to investigate the whereabouts of two or three other suspects. Perez and Reynaga were booked into the Santa Clara County jail on charges of robbery, conspiracy and possession of stolen property. Campbell police Capt. Charley Adams said the two men are relatives. The two arrests also led to the recovery of $160,000 of property stolen from Joe Escobar Diamonds.”We believe we’ve recovered most, if not all of the property stolen,” Adams said.Police said the robbery occurred at about 11 a.m. at jewelry store at 450 E. Hamilton Ave.Three masked suspects walked into the store, displayed a handgun, and ordered all employees and patrons to the floor, police said.The suspects then smashed a jewelry case and fled the scene in a silver Honda Accord or Toyota Camry with dark tinted windows, according to police.Officers responding to the scene located the suspect vehicle and tried to stop it. A pursuit ensued through Campbell and onto southbound state Highway 17 at speeds exceeding 100 mph, police said.During the pursuit, a Campbell police vehicle collided with an involved motorist, but no one was injured in the crash.Campbell police, with the assistance of San Jose police, the Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team and a Department of Justice task force, located and arrested two of the suspects Tuesday evening.Two or three suspects remain outstanding, Adams said.”This is the first one of these (takeover robberies) that I’m aware of in recent history in Campbell,” he said.The Campbell Police Department is asking that anyone who may have witnessed this robbery, or who has information about the suspects, contact Campbell police at (408) 866-2180.

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