Four suspects who allegedly committed as many as eight random robberies on the streets of San Jose were captured late Monday night, authorities said.
San Jose police said they began receiving 911 calls reporting robberies throughout the city at 4 p.m. and they continued well into the late night hours.
The robberies were of individuals on the street who had personal items like wallets and purses stolen.
San Jose Police Lt. Danny Acosta said the robberies were random.
“We believe it was the same group of people that committed all these robberies,” he said. “(The robberies) were either by force or the threat of force…They appear to be random …throughout the city.”
Authorities said a robbery victim flagged them down and provided information about the suspects and their vehicle.
Patrolling officers spotted the vehicle a short time later and detained the suspects – two males and two females — at Snell near Blossom Hill.
Police were investigating whether the suspects were involved in other crimes.