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4 Arrested in String of Armed Robberies Along Highway 101 From Gilroy to King City

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Three men and a male juvenile were arrested by the California Highway Patrol after a string of robberies took place over several hours today along U.S. Highway 101 from Gilroy to King City, the Gilroy Police Department said. The four suspects were taken into custody on armed robbery charges by the highway patrol in San Miguel off of Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County following a report of an armed robbery in King City in Monterey County at about 5 a.m., said Gilroy police Sgt. Pedro Espinoza.

The highway patrol found evidence in the suspects’ vehicle tied to the armed robbery of a gas station at 5887 Monterey Road in Gilroy that occurred several hours earlier at 12:55 a.m., Espinoza said. In that robbery, a man between 20 to 25 years old threatened the station clerk with a handgun and left with cash and merchandise, Espinoza said.

Police believe that one or more of the suspects arrested in San Miguel were also involved in an armed robbery in Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County that happened late Monday evening. “It looks like they went down the 101 corridor here,” Espinoza said. Police placed the suspects in a line up in front of some of the witnesses to the robberies to determine who may have been involved, Espinoza said.

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