Police in San Jose have arrested two men suspected of being the “Neapolitan Bandits,” the culprits with a sweet tooth behind a string of convenience store robberies. The men are suspected of at least seven armed robberies between March 8 and April 6. Police learned the suspects would approach the counter with an ice cream — often Neapolitan-flavored — earning them their
Instead of paying for their ice cream, however, the thieves would point a gun at the clerk, sometimes climbing onto the counter, and take cash from the register. Police said that they now have two suspects on ice who may have committed the crimes.
Miguel Ceja, 19, was arrested on April 5 near the corner of Hillsdale Avenue and Ross Avenue, while Robert Frank Gutierrez, Jr., 18, was arrested on Wednesday near McLaughlin Avenue and Capitol Expressway.
The suspects, both San Jose residents, are in custody at the Santa Clara County Main Jail, police said. Anyone with information about these crimes has been asked to call the San Jose police at (408) 277-4166.
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