News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
650-329-2607
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

8/4/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 08042011
Subject :

Robbery Suspect Arrested
Contact : Sandra Brown, Public Information Officer, Palo Alto Police Department    650-704-2930
Palo Alto, CA - Palo Alto Police announced the arrest of robbery suspect Gerardo Yepez-Soto of Redwood City. Yepez-Soto was one of three suspects involved in a robbery of a McDonald's employee in Palo Alto on Monday, August 1, 2011. Yepez-Soto was arrested in Redwood City by members of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. 

Palo Alto Police arrested the two other suspects on the day of the robbery. All of the stolen property has been recovered.

As part of thier investigation, Palo Alto Police issued a multi-jurisdictional bulletin asking officers to be on the lookout for Yepez-Soto. Within hours, members of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force, who knew of Yepez-Soto, spotted him in Redwood City and took him into custody.

The Palo Alto Police Department thanks the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force for their dedication and assistance.





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