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“Superhero Bandit” Arrested After Failed Robbery Attempt

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Aaron Gonzales in reportedly the “superhero bandit”
Courtesy: Stanislaus County Jail


A man who wore a super hero mask while robbing Modesto businesses has been caught while trying to rob again.

Wednesday afternoon, employees at Rogers Jewelry say a man wearing a ski mask and holding a baseball bat approached the store. Before he could enter, an employee locked the front door.

When he couldn’t get into the store, the man wearing the mask got back in his Ford Focus and drove away. When Modesto Police officers arrived, employees were able to provide a description of the man and the car.

A nearby officer heard the call to locate the car, and was able to pull the driver over without incident.

The driver, 22-year-old Aaron Gonzales was arrested. Jewelry store employees identified him as not only the man who approached the store Wednesday, but also the man who robbed the same store on August 13th. In the earlier robbery, the suspect took a baseball bat and smashed the display counter.

After questioning, investigators learned Gonzales had committed a recent crime spree, robbing the Rogers Jewelry in August, and two other places on Monday while wearing a “Captain America” mask.

A search of Gonzales’ home recovered the “Captain America” mask, and other evidence.

He is now in the Stanislaus County Jail facing robbery charges.

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