The incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. The victims told police they were in the grocery store parking lot, located at 570 N. Shoreline Blvd., when a "handful" of suspects allegedly robbed them at gunpoint, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
The suspects reportedly took a phone during the stick-up and fled in a green Honda sedan shortly before officers arrived, Nelson said.
No additional details are being released, and the case is still under investigation, she said.
Fraudulent purchase arrests
Three men were arrested on burglary and theft charges last week after they allegedly bought laptops using a stolen credit card at a Mountain View Best Buy, according to police.
Employees at the electronics store told officers that two of the three suspects had purchased two expensive laptops on June 12. The employees called police when they discovered that the name on the credit card used to purchase the computers did not match the name of the suspects, and that the owner of the credit card didn't even live in the state of California, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
Police later determined that the credit card was stolen, Nelson said.
Officers were able to find and detain the two men on Charleston Road using a description of the suspects provided by the employees, along with a third man who was allegedly an accomplice but did not purchase anything at the store, Nelson said.
The two men were arrested on suspicion of felony burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime, identity theft, petty theft and illegal use of a credit card. The third man, who did not buy anything, was arrested on burglary charges as well as conspiracy to commit a crime.
Suspected meth dealers arrested
A routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust Sunday evening after officers arrested two people suspected of possessing methamphetamine for sale, according to police.
An officer pulled over a vehicle for having a broken headlight around 8:50 p.m. on June 16, and decided to investigate the vehicle after noticing a "strong smell" of cannabis, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. Despite the passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, police officials say the smell of marijuana is still valid probable cause to conduct a vehicle search.
Inside the vehicle, the officer reported finding methamphetamine, a scale, cash and drug paraphernalia, Nelson said.
The two suspects, a 50-year-old Mountain View woman and a 30-year-old Sunnyvale man, were both arrested on drug charges including possession of methamphetamine for sale and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
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