Two San Jose men were arrested early Wednesday, Nov. 4 after he allegedly robbed the Chevron station at Whitmore and Central avenues.
At 5:48 a.m., officers were dispatched to the store regarding a robbery being committed by three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. Officer Eric Gallegos was first on scene and saw two suspects run out of the store and jump into a gray-colored Audi which sped off eastbound on Whitmore Avenue at a high rate of speed. Officer Gallegos attempted to stop it and followed as the car sped onto southbound Ninth Street. The car lost control at Ninth Street and El Camino Avenue where it collided with the cyclone fence separating the frontage road from the Highway 99. The Audi was disabled, and three suspects ran from it.
Two of the suspects, Daniel Martinez, 32, and Ray Trujillo, 32, both of San Jose, fled eastbound while a third suspect ran across westbound across the lanes of the freeway.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff Department helped set up a perimeter and search for the two suspects. Martinez and Trujillo were arrested after they were found hiding in the area. The third suspect eluded capture.
Martinez had an outstanding arrest warrant for a Santa Clara County robbery. The Audi was found to be stolen from San Jose.
Police said the suspects were targeting a bit coin ATM machine inside the Chevron. Found inside the car were hacksaws, pry bars and other similar tools.
Martinez faces charges of robbery, resisting arrest and criminal conspiracy.
Trujillo faces charges of robbery, resisting arrest, possession of a stolen vehicle, criminal conspiracy and evading a police officer.