Suspect in San Jose home invasion arrested

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A man who allegedly pistol-whipped someone during an armed home invasion robbery has been arrested. 

According to the San Jose Police Department, on Friday, October 13, at around 10:21 a.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Newton Avenue after receiving a report of a home invasion robbery. 

At the scene, officers found an adult male victim. Preliminary investigation revealed that the man tried to interrupt the burglary at his home. 

Police said the suspect struck the victim in the face with a pistol, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries. 

The armed suspect then stole belongings and personal property from the residence. 

The suspect was identified as Elias Ramirez Velo, 18, from Santa Clara. 

Detectives obtained warrants for his arrest and searched his residence where they found stolen property, narcotics, a loaded firearm, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Velo was taken into custody without incident. 

Velo was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on robbery and conspiracy charges.

He was later released on bail.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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