3 arrested after string of crimes in South Bay overnight

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Sunnyvale police have three people in custody after a string of crimes overnight. (KGO-TV)

Sunnyvale police have three people in custody after a string of crimes overnight. It started out as a robbery investigation on Mathilda Avenue, but the crimes didn't stop there.

Julio Garcia, Martina Loya-Mendoza, Jesus Ayala are under arrest facing multiple charges. The trio could be responsible for several crimes that happened within hours of each other in the South Bay.

"It really began with a suspect description from the original robbery, which carried onto suspect description of the auto burglary," said Capt. Craig Anderson, Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety.

The robbery took place at an apartment complex on the Mathilda Avenue at 11:45 last night.

"We don't believe it was a random act," said Anderson.

Sunnyvale police say two men stole a laptop from a victim who they possibly knew and targeted. One of the suspects fired his weapon; the bullet grazed the victim's ear. Soon after the robbery, police got a call about an auto burglary nearby. Officers were then alerted a bronze suburban matching the stolen SUV's description was found in San Jose, but the driver led them on a chase. CHP and San Jose police, at this point, were all part of the pursuit. They got their helicopter up to keep track of the suspects. Eventually, it came to an end on Dobern and Kammerer Avenue in San Jose with the three under arrest. Inside the SUV police found drugs, drug paraphernalia, burglary tools and what could be a loot of stolen goods

"I think anyone who is willing to risk public for their own ambition is definitely someone who is viewed as dangerous, fortunately they're in custody now," said Anderson.

Sunnyvale police have a lot of loose ends to tie up on this case. They're still following up with the robbery victim, and confirming the suburban the suspects were in was the SUV that was reported stolen from this morning.
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