Man arrested during two consecutive armed robberies in San Mateo County

On Sunday in San Mateo County, police detained a guy they believe to be involved in two armed robberies that happened just minutes apart.

The first robbery, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, took place at a 7-Eleven on the 500 block of Oak Grove Ave. in Menlo Park at around 7 p.m. The suspect, according to witnesses, was driving a green Saturn car, had a weapon, and was dressed all in black when deputies arrived, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to an armed robbery at a Shell gas station in unincorporated North Fair Oaks in the 700 block of Marsh Road, less than two miles distant, about ten minutes later. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies swarmed the area and the suspect and the car fit the same description as the initial heist.

When a Menlo Park police officer saw the Saturn driving quickly away, he attempted to stop it, but the suspect kept running, according to the office. The car eventually wrecked close to Marsh Road and Scott Drive, and the driver fled the scene before being taken into custody following a brief pursuit, according to the office.

Edgar Gonzalez Zamora, a 26-year-old Redwood City resident, was recognized as the suspect and was admitted for armed robbery to the Maguire Correctional Facility.

“The firearm that was used in the robberies was recovered and determined to be a replica handgun,” the Sheriff’s Office stated. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office stated that all of the things that were stolen during the robberies were recovered. (News Source)

Any anybody who may have information regarding the robbers is urged to get in touch with Sergeant Gaby Chaghouri by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 1-650-363-4911. Additionally, tips can be reported anonymously to the tip line of the Sheriff’s Office, which can be reached at 800-547-2700.

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