Last Wednesday, Milpitas Police apprehended two robbers within 27 seconds of a 911 call, they reported Tuesday.
At 2:03 p.m., a victim called Milpitas police to report an armed robbery that had occurred on South Main Street at Carlo Street, according to Milpitas Police Lieutenant Sandy Holliday. The victim reported two suspects pointed a revolver at him and his wife and demanded their wallets.
Both victims complied and the suspects started to leave the area, but then returned and demanded the victims’ cell phones. Both victims handed them over.
The suspects then headed north on South Main Street. They are described as white male adults, with the one holding the gun dressed in a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and wearing black gloves.
Milpitas police officers arrived within 27 seconds. Within an hour, their investigation led them to the suspects’ location in the 100 block of North Milpitas Boulevard at Calaveras Boulevard.
At approximately 3:05 p.m., officers took both suspects into custody. The officers recovered most of the victims’ property and a loaded revolver handgun in the suspect’s possession.
Nicolas David Gjers and Stanley Allen Arnold, both 30-year-old San Jose residents, were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for two counts of robbery, burglary, conspiracy, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and carrying a concealed firearm in a public place with the intent to commit a felony.
Milpitas Police are encouraging anyone with information about the incident to call them at (408) 586- 2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website.