Three people linked to a Lockeford bank robbery on Halloween are also charged in San José with carjacking, kidnapping and robbery with the use of a firearm, according to the San José Police Department.
Javona Shanique Washington, Antonio DeJesus Moya and Saul David Garcia, all listed with a “Lodi-Sacramento” address, were arrested on Nov. 5 by San José police, according to a San José police news release.
Moya and Garcia are in custody in Milpitas on $1 million bail each, while bail for Washington is set at $250,000, according to police records. They face a Nov. 25 hearing in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San José.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s detectives have asked the district attorney’s office to file robbery charges against Washington, Moya and Garcia, who San Joaquin authorities believe robbed Wells Fargo Bank, located on Highway 88 at the Jack Tone Bypass in Lockeford, on Oct. 31.
Witnesses told San Joaquin Sheriff’s deputies that Washington had a handgun inside a handbag and gave Wells Fargo tellers in Lockeford a note saying she wanted all the bank’s money, according to Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Les Garcia. She walked away from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, Garcia said.
Meanwhile in San José, the suspects were arrested on Nov. 5 in connection with a suspected prostitution operation at a San José motel during a three-day period, San José officer Albert Morales said in a news release.
On Oct. 19, the suspects robbed a “john” at gunpoint of his personal belongings and attempted to carjack his vehicle, Morales said. The suspects then moved to another San José motel and continued their operation, according to police.
Three nights later, the suspects ordered a pizza from a nearby restaurant, and when the pizza deliveryman arrived, one of the suspects demanded his keys, Morales said. Instead of leaving the victim at the scene, the suspects forced the victim into his own vehicle and drove him to Fairfield, leaving him on the freeway, police said. One of the suspects fired a gun out of the vehicle, according to police.
A couple of days later, the Fairfield Police Department located the victim’s vehicle abandoned at another motel.
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