A person in Northern California has been arrested after a violent purse snatching captured the second a girl and her daughter had been dragged down a flight of stairs earlier this month, officers introduced.
The San Jose Police Division stated in a information launch Tuesday that Pablo Cabrera was arrested Saturday at his residence in San Jose after he was recognized because the suspect primarily based on his description, automobile, and technique of operation.
“We’re lucky this predator was caught earlier than any extra members of the general public had been victimized,” San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia instructed KTVU. “It’s simply horrifying to look at that this man is preying on girls who’re by themselves or on this case with a younger little one.”
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Authorities had been in a position to hyperlink him to different robberies primarily based on proof recovered in his house described by Garcia as “ambush” assaults. The entire victims had been Asian females carrying costly purses.
“Cabrera attacked victims from behind, grabbed their purse, and ran to his automotive,” police stated.
The newest assault occurred Could 6, when a girl and her younger daughter had been seen on a surveillance video being approached from behind whereas strolling up a flight of stairs.
Cabrera may very well be seen grabbing the purse from the sufferer’s arm after which dragging the girl down the steps alongside together with her daughter.
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“The lady was crying,” Huy Voung, who known as 911 after listening to the incident, instructed KTVU. “The mother was screaming a number of occasions. I do not know if the mother or the kid slammed on the bottom or the wall however I heard a really loud noise like increase and that’s once I rushed out. The mother and the kid went flying down the steps. That is loopy. For the lady this small, it was too harmful.”
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Theft detectives had been in a position to find video surveillance of the theft, together with a possible suspect automobile, described as a black Lexus 4-door, leaving the realm that led them to Cabrera, who was on parole for housebreaking, authorities stated
Officers stated Cabrera was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for theft and parole violation.