Two men were arrested after allegedly robbing a Turlock man early this morning in downtown Modesto.
Officers monitoring the newly installed downtown cameras saw the incident, and made the arrests shortly after. Just after 2 a.m., the officers saw two men approach a man in the parking lot at 11th and K Streets.
The two suspects circled the victim and began to assault him. At one point, one suspect picked up the victim, held him over his shoulders and slammed him to the ground.
One suspect then acted as the lookout, while the second suspect rolled the victim over and took his wallet.The suspects then drove off in a nearby vehicle. Police working the cameras alerted officers in the field and directed them to the suspects that were still in the downtown area.
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Officers arrived and stopped the suspect vehicle, which had property belonging to the victim, they said.
Arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery were Jason Bracamonte, 22, of Modesto, and Roland Sanchez, 22, of Ripon.
The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene.
“This is another example of the downtown camera system being used in assisting officers to keep the citizens safe,” said Sgt. Doug Ridenour.