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Lodi Police: Coffee shop robber tied to market robbery

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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 10:00 pm

A Lodi man who was arrested on suspicion of robbing Java Stop has been linked to a January robbery of a food market, police said Tuesday.

Kristopher Gonzalez

Kristopher Gonzalez, 22, was arrested Friday night shortly after the 321 S. Hutchins St. coffee shop was robbed at gunpoint. Undercover detectives found him walking in the rain a few blocks from the shop, after he had allegedly discarded a replica handgun, a bandana, beanie and jacket along the way.

On Tuesday, Detective Mike Manetti said Gonzalez was connected to a Jan. 21 armed robbery at El Molcajete Market, 360 E. Lodi Ave.

In that case, a man had acted as a customer, then pulled out a gun when the cash register drawer opened. He took cash and fled.

Gonzalez had been jailed on $50,000 bail in the Java Stop robbery. The second case doubled his bail.

He is scheduled to appear in Lodi court today, according to San Joaquin County Jail records.

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  • posted at 7:58 am on Tue, Feb 24, 2009.


    dawn: Geez, give me a break! You're wrong, dawn, not everyone becomes a criminal. You call this a mistake. I call this a choice to rob, threaten with a gun and become a criminal.

  • posted at 5:56 pm on Sun, Feb 22, 2009.


    RADONE- Who are you? Yes he made a STUPID STUPID choice but heck we all do once in awhile! I am not agreeing with him on what he did cause I am very disapointed as well but everyone does something wrong. WE ARE NOT PERFECT! you never know what he was thinking. Why he did it or anything! I can't belive you did this Kris! Radone was right though you were a great kid! Why?!

  • posted at 4:19 pm on Wed, Feb 18, 2009.


    i think i'm gonna hafta say what i gotta say in spanish from now on...LNS do u need a tranlation for what my friend s&w 500 has posted??...s&w btw thas how i feel bout people like that 2...but my freedom of expression is always deleted by the good ol staff of our SMALL TOWN NEWSpaper

  • posted at 2:03 pm on Wed, Feb 18, 2009.


    Orale culero, too bad you did not try to run thru my yard! I live nearby, and well,,,, enjoy your time pedazo de mierda!!! Usa condones!

  • posted at 12:51 pm on Wed, Feb 18, 2009.


    kris,you were once a good kid.Theresa,your mom,died of cancer- your sister, Kristen, is in jail and now you can join her.I'm disapointed with you...

  • posted at 6:52 am on Wed, Feb 18, 2009.


    LNS!!...how come my posts always get deleted???? l0l...they're not any worse than some "i've read

  • posted at 3:39 am on Wed, Feb 18, 2009.



  • posted at 1:10 am on Wed, Feb 18, 2009.


    Hey Kris, shouldn't have robbed Java Stop. Now you will be cursed to drink bad coffee for the rest of your life. Enjoy the coffee in jail!



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