San Francisco police this week arrested three men suspected of a series of robberies in the past month.
Arthur Gonzalez, 34, Gary Green, 20, and Socorro Santiago, 18, were arrested Monday after allegedly trying to rob a jewelry store near 23rd and Mission streets that day, police said.
A loaded firearm and ski masks were found in the suspects’ possession when they were arrested, according to police.
Investigators were then able to link the suspects to two other recent robberies, a Jan. 26 robbery in the 300 block of West Portal Avenue and a Feb. 8 gas station robbery at Cesar Chavez and Hampshire streets, police said.
In the Jan. 26 robbery, the suspects used a vehicle reportedly taken in a carjacking earlier that month and held the jewelry store owners at gunpoint. The suspects broke glass display cases with hammers and stole more than $80,000 in jewelry, police said.
The suspects were arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of robbery, attempted robbery and conspiracy, while Green was also arrested for alleged firearm violations, according to police.
Police are still seeking three other suspects who allegedly participated in the Jan. 26 robbery and have also reached out to other local law enforcement agencies to see if the suspects may be responsible for robberies in other jurisdictions.
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Inspector Maguire of the Police Department’s criminal investigations unit at (415) 553-1753.
People wishing to remain anonymous can call a tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News