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Arrest in San Mateo armed robbery
September 05, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

A San Francisco man was arrested for robbing a cellphone store on the 1700 block of Gum Street in San Mateo with a handgun after a witness description and partial license plate number led police to the area of 25th and Palm avenues about a mile away where the suspect was spotted.

At approximately 11:10 a.m., the man, identified as Tajri Turner, 23, allegedly entered the Verizon Wireless store and demanded merchandise from a worker at gunpoint. He grabbed the worker by the shirt, forced him to a rear storage room and ordered him to put brand-new cellphones in a bag. He then fled the scene, according to police.

With the description and partial license plate number, police were able to quickly locate a vehicle matching the description about a mile away. Police watched the unoccupied vehicle until Turner arrived. Around 2 p.m., Turner attempted to flee and, after a short foot pursuit, was arrested without incident at 25th Avenue and El Camino Real, according to police.

Subsequent search of Turner’s vehicle located the stolen cellphones and the firearm used in the robbery. There were no injuries to the victim and the investigation is continuing, according to police.

Turner was booked into San Mateo County Jail for armed robbery and kidnapping, since he allegedly took the worker against his will into a different room.

 

 

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