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Sunnyvale: Duo arrested in connection with two robberies


SUNNYVALE – An 18-year-old San Jose man and a male juvenile were arrested on suspicion of robbing two people, including a 75-year-old man, in Sunnyvale on Friday, authorities said.

Officers were called to the area near Picasso Drive and Picasso Terrace about 7:50 a.m. for a report of a robbery, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety said in a news release.

Authorities said the suspects approached the victim, a 75-year-old man, from behind and punched him in the head, causing him to fall to the ground. The suspects then took the victim’s wallet and cellphone and left the area in a stolen vehicle, authorities said.

About 8:15 a.m., a second robbery involving the same suspects was reported near Ticonderoga and Mary avenues. The suspects pulled up next to the victim, a juvenile male, and threatened to assault him if he didn’t hand over his property, authorities said. Fearing for his safety, the victim surrendered his backpack and cellphone.

Authorities said the suspects drove off in the same stolen vehicle, which officers found in a nearby neighborhood and pursued into Stevens Creek Quarry in Cupertino. The suspects ran from the vehicle and were later arrested by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office deputies near Voss Avenue and South Foothill Boulevard.

The man was booked into county jail on robbery and vehicle theft. The juvenile was taken to juvenile hall.

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Anyone with information related to the case can contact Detective Barron Renzi at 408-730-7712 or brenzi@sunnyvale.ca.gov.

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