Modesto police: 5 arrested on suspicion of robbery, gang activity

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MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Modesto Police Department said detectives arrested five people connected to the Norteno street gang on suspicion of robbery.

(Top row) Jesus Regalado, 18; Edgar Garcia, 19; (Bottom row) Edgar Mendez, 22, Nestor Garcia, 33 (Photo by Modesto Police Department)

The investigation is in its early stage, but investigators believe the suspects were organizing a crew to carry out armed home invasion robberies in the Modesto area.

Police identified them as 18-year-old Jesus Regalado, 22-year-old Edgar Mendez, 19-year-old Edgar Garcia and 33-year-old Nestor Garcia. The other person arrested is a 16-year-old.

Police say they found loaded handguns, masks and gloves when they arrested the five suspects.

They were all charged with conspiracy to commit a residential robbery and criminal street gang activity.

If you have more information about this case, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.

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