San Francisco police announced yesterday that three men are under arrest on suspicion of committing three recent robberies.
The SFPD says on February 11, San Franciscans Arthur Gonzalez, 34, Gary Green, 20, and Socorro Santiago, 18, were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery at a jewelry store near the intersection of 23rd and Mission streets. They are also suspected of involvement in the robbery of a jewelry store on January 26 and a gas station on February 8.
A loaded firearm and ski masks were found on them at the time of their arrest, police say.
They say that on the 26th the suspects used a vehicle carjacked on January 15, near Thomas and Maddux streets, to commit an armed robbery at a jewelry store on the 300 block of West Portal Avenue.
In that incident police allege that four suspects entered the store, two armed with firearms. With the owners held at gunpoint, the other two broke glass display cases with hammers.
Over $80,000 worth of jewelry was taken and the suspects fled. Police found the vehicle later.
Police say investigators developed information from that robbery which led to them identifying Gonzalez, Green and Santiago, connecting them to the February 8 robbery at a gas station near Cesar Chavez and Hampshire Street.
Green was also charged with firearms violations and police are offering the public a link to images from a video surveillance camera related to the crimes.