On Thursday October 21, 2021 at 5:40 am several officers were dispatched to 5700 block of Kostoryz for a robbery at a convenience store. The officers contacted the clerk who told the officers that a Hispanic male walked in with his hand in his pocket and demanded money. The offender then departed the scene with an unspecified amount of money, and the clerk was able to give the officers a description of the offender.
On Thursday October 21, 2021 at 6:14 am officers were then dispatched to 6100 Ocean for a robbery at another convenience store. When the officers arrived, they contacted the clerk who told them that a Hispanic male entered the store with his hand in his pocket and demanded money. Again, the offender departed with an unspecified amount of money. The clerk was able to give a detailed description of the offender to include a description of his vehicle.
Officer Mauro Collazo-Perez was actively searching for the offender and his vehicle when he noticed a vehicle that fit the description in an apartment complex at 5600 Carroll Lane. Officer Collazo-Perez requested a backup unit and when Senior Officer Javier Cantu arrived, they were able to contact the offender, 21-year-old Caleb Gutierrez, at an apartment and place him into custody. Caleb Gutierrez was transported to the City Detention Center and booked for two counts of Aggravated Robbery with a $100,000.00 bond each.
This is a fine example of great police work by Officer Mauro Collazo-Perez, the responding Officers, Crime Scene Investigators, and Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division.