Evacuations remain in effect as Morgan Hill SWAT seeks robbery suspect

Bay City News
Sunday, September 6, 2015

MORGAN HILL, Calif. -- Evacuations near a Morgan Hill apartment complex remain in effect early Sunday morning, as a SWAT team continues to attempt to draw out a robbery suspect who is believed to be hiding inside the complex since Saturday night.

At about 7:30 p.m., SWAT team members began evacuating about 20 residents inside an apartment complex on Berry Court, as police were looking for a suspect connected to an armed robbery that occurred earlier that morning, according to Sgt. Carlo Guerrero.

The Red Cross is assisting the residents, Guerrero said.

Officers were waiting for the suspect at the complex after a witness saw two suspects leaving the scene of the robbery in a vehicle and got a license plate number, leading police to the apartment complex, Guerrero said.

When an officer tried to stop a driver in a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description, the lone suspect ran from the vehicle and officers believe he is hiding in an apartment, according to Guerrero.

The robbery occurred at about 11 a.m. at the Game Stop store at 1057 Cochrane Road, police and a store employee said.

Two male suspects entered the store, one with a gun, and ordered the two employees into a storage room, Sgt. Carlos Guerrero said. About that time, four customers came in, including a child, and the suspects ordered them into the storage room too, Guerrero said.

He said the suspects stole some of the customers' personal belongings, such as wallets and cellphones, and ordered one employee to open the cash register.

The suspects took cash and some expensive game consoles and left the store, Guerrero said.

It was not immediately clear if the second suspect remains at large.