San Jose Police Search for Carjacking, Robbery Suspects

The search started at about 4 a.m. Friday.

By Damian Trujillo
|  Friday, Mar 16, 2012  |  Updated 4:34 PM PDT
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San Jose police are searching for a known felon, spotted in the early morning.

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Police shut down a San Jose street Friday morning looking for a suspected felon.
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San Jose police were searching for two robbery and carjacking suspects on the 5600 block of Blossom Avenue Friday morning.

One suspect, 39-year-old Roland Ramirez, is wanted on suspicion of multiple robberies, including a home invasion robbery and carjacking, according to police.

Ramirez allegedly stole a gold Cadillac Escalade from the Calco gas station located at 6095 Cahalan Avenue around 9:50 p.m. Thursday, according to police.

The other suspect is 28-year-old Franchesca Galope.

At about 10:45 p.m., officers spotted the stolen car around Bascom and Camden avenues and attempted to stop it.

The driver sped away from police and led them on a chase along that reached speeds of 100 mph on Highway 85, police said. The pursuit was called off in the interest of public safety.

Around 3:55 a.m., officers spotted a second stolen vehicle the suspect was believed to be driving, a white Lexus SUV parked in front of the vacant home in the 5600 block of Blossom Avenue.

The San Jose Police MERGE (Mobile Emergency Response Group and Equipment) unit, otherwise known as SWAT, was dispatched to the scene.

The suspect was initially believed to have been held up inside a vacant home but police determined neither suspects were inside.

The search continued around the neighborhood, according to reports.

Police used gas station video surveillance and "prior information" to identify the suspects, police said.

The police department is asking for the public's help in locating two people it considers to be armed and dangerous.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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