The armed robbery of two victims Friday night in Mountain View prompted the temporary closure of U.S. Highway 101 before all four suspects were taken into custody, police said today. The suspects allegedly robbed the victims around 11:50 p.m. at the
corner of Villa and Franklin streets, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie. One of the suspects was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and took the victims’ wallets, Wylie said. The suspects then fled in a Dodge pickup truck, and the victims flagged down a passing Mountain View Fire Department sport utility vehicle, Wylie said. Authorities were notified of the robbery and a police officer spotted the truck heading north on Rengstorff Avenue and followed the truck to Highway 101, according to Wylie. The California Highway Patrol assisted in briefly shutting down Highway 101 until the truck stopped at Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto. The four suspects, 21-year-old Ottoiela Saenz, 22-year-old Jonathan Gomez, 39-year-old Christopher Enriquez, and 18-year-old Jose Diaz, were arrested on suspicion of robbery, and Enriquez on suspicion of possession of an illegal assault weapon as well, Wylie said.
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