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On 10/16/2015 at approximately 1230 hours, Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department responded to a call of a robbery that occurred at Gehrkens Fine Jewelry and Design, located at 3 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
It was reported that two suspects, one male and one female, entered the store and physically assaulted the victim with a stun gun.
Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Detectives conducted an investigation, coordinating efforts with the Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory, Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, and the San Jose Police Department. The Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory processed evidence submitted from the crime scene, which led to the identification of one of the suspects. Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Detectives identified three additional suspects. The four suspects identified as responsible for both the conspiracy and commission of the robbery are:
SEAN MCGIVERN, 35 years old, of San Jose YVONNE ROWLAND, 22 years old, of San Jose JAMIE BROWNING, 36 years old, of Turlock FADI NAJJAR, 24 years old, of San Jose
Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Detectives determined that MCGIVERN and ROWLAND entered Gehrkens Jewelry and Fine Design and committed the robbery against the victim. Through the execution of search warrants, items of evidentiary value were recovered from the suspects' residences and vehicles. Further investigation linked BROWNING and NAJJAR as conspiring to commit the robbery with MCGIVERN and ROWLAND.
As a result of collaboration between Los Gatos-Monte Sereno and San Jose Police Detectives, all four suspects have been linked to a series of robberies that are currently being investigated by San Jose Police Department.
On November 6, 2015, Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Detectives arrested YVONNE ROWLAND, while in custody at San Jose Police Department for a recent string of robberies. SEAN MCGIVERN was also arrested at the Santa Clara County Jail, where he has been in custody since October 30, 2015, for a violation of his Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) terms. In addition, Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Detectives arrested JAMIE BROWNING in Turlock, CA.
On November 10, 2015, FADI NAJJAR was arrested by San Jose Police Department pursuant to two arrest warrants issued by Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department and San Jose Police Department.