Four Arrested Following South Bay ATM Robbery

Four alleged gang members were arrested for assaulting and robbing  a woman at a Morgan Hill ATM Monday, according to police.

A patrol officer on duty downtown at around 6:40 p.m. was told  that a robbery had just occurred at a Wells Fargo Bank at 17590 Monterey  Road, according to the Morgan Hill Police Department. Police were told that  three males and a woman, suspected members of the Surenos gang, had been seen  driving around the bank before the robbery.

Two of the men jumped out of the vehicle and reportedly assaulted  a 40-year-old San Jose woman as she walked away from the bank's cash machine  toward her vehicle. Police say she was assaulted from behind and thrown to  the ground. The men snatched her purse and returned to their vehicle parked  and waiting nearby, according to police.

The woman, who received minor injuries during the attack, screamed  for help, according to police. Good Samaritans who heard her chased the  attackers. The suspects dropped the stolen purse and fled the scene in their  vehicle, but not before witnesses were able to write down its license plate  number.

Investigators had enough information to locate the suspects' home  at 1705 Almond Way in Morgan Hill, and subsequently arrested Jose Diaz, 20,  Jesus Diaz, 20, Jessica Uribe, 18, and a juvenile male for robbery. They were  booked into Santa Clara County jail.

Anyone who might have witnessed the robbery is asked to contact  Morgan Hill Police Department Detective Espejo at (408) 779-2101. Information  can also be given anonymously at (408) 987-STOP (7867).

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