12 arrested in series of robberies, carjackings and burglaries in the South Bay

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12 people believed to be part of a criminal gang were arrested for their alleged involvement in at least 30 robberies and carjackings in San Jose since the summer of 2017.

According to San Jose Police, more than 50 officers officers conducted a large-scale operation last week targeting a violent criminal gang responsible for a series of robberies, carjackings, burglaries, and a shooting. Officers made multiple arrests and seized stolen property and weapons during the operation.

During one of the robberies, the victim was assaulted and suffered a serious head injury. Police say the gang often used stolen vehicles and firearms during the crime spree.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2018, San Jose Police served a total of eight search and arrest warrants in San Jose and one in Morgan Hill.

Seven adults and five juveniles, ages 15 to 17, were arrested. The adults were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and the juveniles were booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on multiple charges, including; robbery, carjacking, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, child endangerment, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of drugs, and gang enhancement.

Officers seized seven firearms, $2,000 in cash, ammunition, replica firearms, a stun gun, pepper spray and knives. They also recovered stolen property including a car, laptops, tablets, keys and key fobs. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michael White or Detective Tedros Habib of the San Jose Police Department's Robbery Unit at 408-277-4166.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.