SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.- Authorities arrest several suspects Tuesday in San Luis Obispo County believed to be connected to robberies in Santa Clara and Monterey Counties.
King City police responded to an armed robbery at the AM/PM gas Station at 1302 Broadway St,. Tuesday morning, where a single gunman had entered the store, held the clerk at gunpoint and demanded cash from the register.
Police said cameras in the area captured images of the suspect and the suspect vehicle as it fled the scene. The suspect and vehicle descriptions were broadcast via radio to surrounding units. CHP officers later located the suspect vehicle and detained the four occupants in San Luis Obispo County.
One of the suspects was positively identified as the suspect in the King City robbery. Evidence located in the suspect vehicle linked the four suspects to additional robberies in the Gilroy and Morgan Hill area.
CHP, Monterey County Sheriff's Office, King City Police Department, Gilroy Police Department and Morgan Hill Police Department worked in cooperation to investigate the local robberies.
Three adult males and one 17-year-old juvenile male were later booked into the Monterey County Jail and Monterey County Juvenile Hall on charges of robbery and criminal conspiracy. The suspects were all from the bay area.