Mountain View and Sunnyvale police took two armed suspects into custody last week after the men allegedly robbed two Sunnyvale locations and led officers on a lengthy search throughout both cities.
Two men armed with guns robbed two locations in Sunnyvale on Wednesday, April 15, according to Mountain View police spokesperson Liz Wylie. Sunnyvale police confirmed that the armed robberies occurred, but would not comment further because they are still investigating the case.
One of the suspects was cornered at around 10 p.m. that evening, and Mountain View police arrived on the scene to assist Sunnyvale officers. A Mountain View officer used a Taser on the suspect, and Sunnyvale police took him into custody, according to Wylie.
Canines from both departments began searching for the other suspect in both cities, but could not track him because of heavy winds that day, Wylie said. San Jose police officers joined the search by helicopter, and Mountain View police continued to search for the suspect by foot. They eventually found him at around 11 p.m., hiding behind a dumpster on El Camino Real, and turned him over to Sunnyvale police for arrest.
"These guys were armed," Wylie said. "We didn't want them out there."
Last week, Sunnyvale Capt. Doug Moretto said police were investigating leads in the case. Nor further information has been released.