The second suspect in the San Jose Mart armed robbery case has been arrested and according to him, they hatched the plan to rob the supermarket while drinking beer.
Nevermind Urumeyang told police: “Yes, that was me in the video and I am ready to go to jail.”
The video he is referring to depicts Urumeyang wielding a machete while the second suspect identified as Heric Suda Andrew was armed with a black pistol. Both concealed their identities.
According to court documents, at around 5:10 a.m. on June 23, 2019, the store’s cashier noticed the males walk in and as she attempted to run, she stumbled falling to the ground.
Urumeyang then told her to open the register. She complied and told the male not to hurt her. The witness told police that the machete-wielding male grabbed the money from the cash box and ran out of the store with the other male following behind.
Another employee of San Jose Supermarket saw the males run toward Shop-4-Less. The two men made off with a little over $1,000.
During interrogation, Andrew told police that the gun he used was fake. However, police reported that they confiscated a “black pistol” from the same room where Andrew was located. Police also confiscated a red hoodie jacket and gray sweat pants.
According to GPD, Andrew described details about the robbery that were consistent with the details provided by a witness.
Meanwhile, during questioning, Urumeyang told police that while drinking beer, they had planned on executing a robbery and since San Jose Market is open 24 hours and he did not see customers in the early morning hours, they decided to rob it.
The defendant said they planned the robbery for 4 or 5 in the morning. They were dropped off near Green Video and observed San Jose Market from the side waiting for it to be clear to execute the robbery.
Police say while a gun was recovered the machete was not.