High Speed Chase Nabs Robber: Police

SJ pursuit ends with Taser

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010  |  Updated 5:30 PM PDT
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High Speed Chase Nabs Robber: Police

Steve Lyon

SJPD are investigating a car thief's possible connection to an armed robbery Wednesday.

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Police are investigating whether a man who led officers on a pursuit in a stolen Volkswagen was involved in an armed robbery at a San Jose business Wednesday morning, San Jose police officer Jose Garcia said.

At about 9:55 a.m., officers received a report of an armed robbery at a retail business in the 3000 block of Sierra Road, Garcia said.

An officer who responded to the robbery spotted a Volkswagen Beetle that he recognized as having been stolen from the nearby 3000 block of Rockport Avenue and attempted to stop the driver.

The man led the officer on a chase for the next 10 minutes that ended at about 10:40 a.m. in a cul-de-sac in the 300 block of Railroad Court in Milpitas.

Officers used a Taser to arrest the man because he was being uncooperative, Garcia said.

Police have determined the man was a parolee-at-large and are investigating whether he was involved in the robbery, Garcia said.

He was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure. Once he is released from the hospital, he will be booked into Santa Clara County's main jail on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, parole violation and resisting arrest, Garcia said.

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