Woman Remembers Fiance who was Killed in Gold Chain Robbery

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Mary Balz remembers the last time she saw her fiance, Armando Pina.

“He called me and said he was going to  go get a burrito, and go take his walk around the park,” Balz told FOX40.

Pina, 60, was shot and killed for his gold chain, right on the sidewalk next to Victory Park last September.

“I hope you guys are caught, I hope you guys are suffering,” Balz said.

For months, she has been wondering, who did this?

“He’s gone, these people are loose, they are just going to continue to do what they’re doing.” Balz said.

The Stockton Police Department has received tips from six individuals through their crime stoppers programs.

“They’re saying the people involved in [Pina’s] homicide are responsible for other homicides around the same time,” said Officer Joe Silva.

FOX40 has learned that there are four unsolved homicides in Stockton just around the time Pina was killed. And every tipster that has called in says the same thing– the killers who took Pina’s life likely took others.

Police have no suspects yet. If you have any information, contact the Stockton Police Department.

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