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* Michael Velasquez arrested for alleged Gilroy gang stabbing on Church Street

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Gilroy police have arrested one of the two men suspected of stabbing a victim and injuring two others during an armed robbery in March, police said.Eighteen-year-old Michael Velasquez was arrested Saturday at about 11 p.m. in the 1200 block Juniper Drive, police said.

Police suspect Velasquez and another man attacked three victims during a robbery in the 7100 block of Church Street on March 23. One of the victims suffered multiple stabs wounds and the other two suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.The men took personal property from the victims during the attack, according to police.

Police described the other suspect as a light-skinned Hispanic man, about 18 or 19 years old, standing between 5 feet and 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a stocky or heavy build, short hair and no facial hair. He was last seen wearing light blue basketball shorts and a white shirt, police added. Police suspect that the crime was gang-related, according to the Gilroy Police Department. Anyone with information regarding the incident or the unknown suspect is asked to call Gilroy police at (408) 846-0350.

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