Suspected Serial Robber Pleads Not Guilty

Miguel Angel Caballero, 30, told police he needed the money, according to the district attorney's office.

A man suspected of to pull off as many as at businesses in unincorporated Menlo Park and Redwood City last month appeared in San Mateo County Superior Court Wednesday.

Miguel Angel Caballero, 30, pleaded not guilty to five counts of robbery and five counts of commercial burglary in connection with the crimes, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.

Between Aug. 7 and Aug. 14, Caballero allegedly walked into four separate markets and one gas station carrying a black pellet gun that looked like a semi-automatic handgun, Guidotti said.

In four of the five robberies, Caballero was caught committing the robberies on video surveillance cameras.

After images taken from surveillance footage were released to the public, investigators received a flood of tips and information, according to .

On Aug. 16, Caballero was tracked to a residence at 3080 William Avenue where he rented an apartment.

Police and SWAT officers , and after a standoff that lasted several hours, Caballero surrendered and was taken into custody.

In an interview with police, Caballero reportedly confessed to the robberies and said that he acted out of need to put food on the table for his girlfriend and her five children, according to the district attorney's office.

Caballero remains in custody on $250,000 bail and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 9.

--Bay City News


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Thomas September 13, 2012 at 09:39 PM
I honestly am not sure if this gentleman is guilty or not, but I hate it when people misuse pellet guns. It makes the sport and players look like thugs and delinquents. People need to educate themselves and realize the harm they are going to do in their actions. I found a lot of info here: http://www.airsplat.com/airsoft-info.htm.


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