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Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday February 9th, 2016 :: 04:53 p.m. PST


West Modesto Man Arrested for String of Robberies

Modesto, CA- On February 09, 2016 at approximately 11:30 a.m., STING deputies arrested 24 year-old Erik Fregozo-Gonzalez for three robberies committed over a one-month period in Modesto.
The robberies were committed on the following dates January 13th in the 300 Block of Gates Rd, January 25th at Zeering Rd and Jennings Road, and February 03rd at Vivian Road and Service Road.

During the investigation, STING deputies learned that the suspect wore a black mask, was armed with a semi-auto handgun and he drove a silver 2-door sedan. They were able to identify Fregozo-Gonzalez as the suspect in the robberies. Today at 11:30 a.m. he was arrested after a traffic stop in the 900 Block of Martin Luther King Drive in Modesto. Fregozo-Gonzalez was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for robbery, attempted robbery and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

If you have any information on this investigation please call Deputy Adam Stovall at 209-567-4481. If you have any tips, you can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward


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