Another victim has come forward, claiming she was also robbed of jewelry by a Mountain View man arrested Aug. 6 and charged with committing a string of similar robberies, police said.
The 38-year-old woman reported the robbery after she heard about the arrest of three men that police believe worked together in a necklace-snatching spree during July and August, according to Jaime Garrett, a spokeswoman with the Mountain View Police Department.
According to Garrett, the woman was robbed while she walked on Rengstorff Avenue near California Street just a few hours before the men were arrested. She accurately described a necklace police found on Antonio Sotelo-Lozano, the 18-year-old East Palo Alto suspect charged with the robberies.
Sotelo-Lozano was apprehended after he allegedly hid in the bathroom of an apartment on Latham Street after police chased him from a car, which matched the description of a getaway vehicle used in a second necklace robbery.
Police also arrested Alexander Avalos and Miguel Zamora, both 19 and from East Palo Alto. The two men were in the car with Sotelo-Lozano when police stopped it near the scene of the later robbery. They were arrested without incident.
Garret said that an additional robbery charge has been levied against Sotelo-Lozano.