Strong Armed Robbery Arrest, Vehicle Pursuit, Gang Enhancement, 182, etc...

Release Date/Time: 7/21/2014 1:52 AM

Incident: Strong Armed Robbery Arrest, Vehicle Pursuit, Gang Enhancement, Criminal Conspiracy, etc...

Report #: 14-070957

Date: Sunday, 7/20/2014

Time: 4:21 PM

Location: 400 block of Towt Street

The 51 year old male was walking home when for no reason two suspects, Manuel Chan, 19 and a 17 year old Hispanic male juvenile struck him on the back of his head causing him to fall to the ground. Both suspects repeatedly beat the victim as they robbed him of his identification, bank cards, ATM's etc from his pockets. The victim sustained abrasions as a result of the robbery but did not require medical treatment. After the robbery the two suspects, ran to their vehicle, a silver pickup with red lettering on the back and fled at a high rate of speed.  Officer Jacky Bohn happened to be driving in the area and observed the vehicle driving away from the scene.  She was also flagged down by victim who reported the robbery to her.  Officer Steve Hoyte was a block away and also observed the vehicle leaving the area.  Officer Hoyte attempted to stop the vehicle but Chan led the officers on a high speed pursuit.  The vehicle was stopped on the 1400 block of Tecopa and both suspects were arrested without incident.  All of the victims property was recovered.  Both suspects are gang members from Greenfield.  Both were booked; the 17 year old juvenile at Juvenile Hall and Chan at the Monterey County Jail.

Release Authorized by: Commander David Crabill

Telephone: (831) 758-7250