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Redwood City Police Department
Monday October 26th, 2020 :: 12:08 p.m. PDT


Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Suspect: Jose Guadalupe Gaytan, 29-year-old male (In-custody)

On Saturday, October 24th, 2020, at approximately 1:17 PM, Redwood City Police Officers responded to Hoover Park, 2100 Spring Street, on a “911” call of an armed robbery that just occurred. Officers arrived on scene and contacted one of the victims who stated he had just been pistol whipped, and his friend’s gold necklace was stolen. The suspect fled the area and was possibly associated with a gray Land Rover. Officers located the Land Rover and robbery suspect, identified as Jose Guadalupe Gaytan, in the area. Gaytan was positively identified by independent witnesses and both victims, and was wearing the victim’s gold necklace around his neck. A loaded .25 caliber Colt semi-automatic handgun was located at the scene.

Gaytan was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail on several felony and misdemeanor charges, including robbery, assault on a person with a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident or the previous incident is encouraged to contact Redwood City Police Detective Sergeant Nick Perna at 650-780-7672 or the Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line at 650-780-7107.

This information is approved for distribution by Investigations Division Commander, Lieutenant Casey Donovan, Redwood City Police Department.

Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St
Redwood City, CA 94063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-780-7100

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