3 Arrested in Stanford Shopping Center Robbery – NBC Bay Area

Three gals ended up arrested following a theft at the Stanford Procuring Heart Tuesday evening, according to law enforcement.

Alexis Quiroz, Salena Quiroz and Leah Perez, all of Sacramento, have been arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

From left to correct, Leah Perez, Salena Quiroz and Alexis Quiroz. (Images courtesy of Palo Alto Police Office.)

The theft took area at about 7:30 p.m. when an officer at Macy’s tried using to cease the three ladies leaving the keep with unpaid items.

When the officer confronted the women, they refused and one of them attempted to spray him with pepper spray. At the exact time, the other two gals punched him in his encounter and head, in accordance to a statement.

“They conclusion up tough him, combating with him, punching him in the deal with,” claimed Brian Philip of the Palo Alto Law enforcement Section. “Actually a single of the suspects pulls out a can of pepper spray and pepper sprays him.”

The 3 girls fled in a auto which was later on found leaving the shopping heart. Authorities were ready to detain the a few suspects and located 3 juvenile passengers within the car ranging from 7 months to 17 years of age.

“We put in about 6 hrs using treatment of the little ones right up until we were in fact capable to get a family members member right here to launch the small children to the family customers,” explained Philip.

A cannister of pepper spray and stolen garments were being discovered in the auto, also.

All three suspects ended up booked for felony prices of theft and conspiracy.

This was at least the fifth violent crime at the Stanford Shopping mall this year. 

Just on Monday a few 16-yr-olds and a 14-12 months-previous had been arrested for an tried vehicle-jacking.

There was also a taking pictures in the parking lot in February.

And in January two girls had been robbed of their purses at gunpoint though sitting down outside of the correct food kitchen and robbed of their purses at gunpoint.

Stealing from searching facilities isn’t unique to Palo Alto, it’s been seen at jewellery suppliers and other higher-stop outdoor malls .

To fight the uptick in criminal offense, the town is stepping up patrols.

“I’ve reallocated two of our extra time officers on a day by day foundation to shell out a considerable total of time at the shopping mall,” claimed Philip. “We’re heading to boost visitors enforcement at the mall, and visibility.”

Anybody with information about Wednesday’s incident is asked to get in touch with our 24-hour dispatch heart at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous recommendations can be e-mailed to [email protected] or despatched by using text message or voice mail to (650) 383-8984.