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Published on February 26, 2024
San José Suspect Dylan Tonery Arrested, Charged in January Armed RobberiesSource: San José Police Department

The San José Police Department is cracking the case on a series of armed robberies, with suspect Dylan Tonery, 23, in their sights. Tonery, a San José resident, is allegedly tied to two incidents in January that have put the neighborhood on edge. The first robbery occurred on the 1000 block of Leigh Avenue, and the subsequent one, just a day later, unfolded on the 800 block of West San Carlos Street.

Following these unsettling events, the SJPD Robbery Unit Detectives dedicated themselves to investigate, finding that the suspect's vehicle had connections to an earlier burglary in Santa Clara. This lead appears to be their break in the case, as Tonery was arrested by Santa Clara Police on January 24, for involvement in that very burglary. A subsequent search warrant executed on Tonery's vehicle unearthed evidence directly linking him to the armed robberies in San José.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office didn't waste any time once the evidence was secured, charging Tonery on February 9 with robbery and enhancing the charges with gun specifications. Tonery, for now, remains behind bars.

The police urge anyone with insights into these crimes, or others like them, to step forward. Confidential informants are encouraged to email Detective Mendoza of the SJPD Robbery Unit or call at 408-277-4166, information that can also be found on the SJPD's official website. There's also the option to submit tips anonymously, either through the P3TIPS mobile app, the (408) 947-STOP tip line, or online at the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers website. Tipsters might even snag a cash reward for their troubles, courtesy of the Crime Stoppers Program, should their information lead to an arrest.