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Police Arrest Suspects Linked to Armed Robbery in Belmont

Three suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the armed robbery of Belmont restaurant employees.

Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in Belmont on Wednesday night, and on Friday announced the arrest of three suspects in the case.

Belmont police responded to a report of an armed robbery at about 9:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Civic Lane, Belmont police Lt. Pat Halleran said.

The employees of a local restaurant said they were walking to their cars after closing the business when they were approached by three suspects who demanded money, Halleran said.

Two of the suspects produced handguns, he said.

The suspects took a purse and laptop from one victim, and money from the other. Neither victim was injured, Halleran said.

The suspects were last seen running south on Civic Lane toward Broadway. No vehicle was seen or heard.

Police say a similar robbery occurred the same night in the city of Burlingame and similar robberies, which have recently occurred in San Mateo, have been under investigation by the San Mateo Police Department.

Early Thursday, San Mateo Police and other law enforcement agencies executed search warrants related to the case in the city of East Palo Alto.

As a result, three suspects were located and taken into custody without incident, Halleran said.

The suspects are 23-year-old Marc Jordan of East Palo Alto, 19-year-old Melissa Butler of East Palo Alto, and a 16-year-old male juvenile, according to Halleran.

Jordan and Butler were booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of robbery, assaulted with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy. The juvenile suspect was booked into the San Mateo County Juvenile Hall for the same charges.

Property seized during the search allegedly linked the three suspects the San Mateo robberies, the Burlingame robbery as well as the Belmont robbery.

Justin August 14, 2011 at 03:26 PM
ED--why don't you just move away from us sheep? We're all trying to be positive community members, thankful that criminals are being caught. I do feel safer that they aren't still on the streets. Don't you?
Skip Loder August 14, 2011 at 03:39 PM
We need to flood the Sheriff's office with concealed-carry permits. For "reason" put "County-wide crime wave."
Corey Gibson August 15, 2011 at 04:23 PM
Leave it to a real police department to crack the case. San Mateo Police should be recognized for this one. Well done San Mateo Police!!!
Justin August 15, 2011 at 04:30 PM
It was a joint effort and all agencies should be recognized--they all help each other!
Laura Dudnick August 17, 2011 at 11:20 PM
Thanks to those who recognized San Mateo police as well... every officer in each agency involved in this case deserves credit for their hard work!

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