Zoila Martinez and Jose Figueroa Arrested in Connection with Major Fencing Operation
San Jose police arrested two suspects on suspicion of fencing stolen property after a three-month investigation, a police sergeant said.
Zoila Martinez, 42, and Jose Figueroa, 44, both of San Jose, are suspected of running a major fencing operation dealing primarily with stolen clothing, burglaries and robberies of department stores in the San Jose area, Sgt. Enrique Garcia said.
The San Jose Police Department’s burglary-prevention unit worked with loss-prevention management from retailers including Macy’s, Nordstrom and Victoria’s Secret to develop information regarding a makeshift storefront known as Betsy’s Fashion in the 1400 block of South King Road.
Detectives searched the storefront Friday and recovered more than $430,000 of stolen clothing, including at least 700 Michael Kors jackets, hundreds of shoes and other clothing that was confirmed stolen from the local department stores, Garcia said.
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