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San Jose SWAT Standoff Ends; No Sign Of Robbery Suspects

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Roland Ramirez, Franchesca Galope (San Jose Police Dept.)

Roland Ramirez, Franchesca Galope (San Jose Police Dept.)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A man and a woman with felony warrants for robbery and carjacking were being sought by San Jose police after a standoff at a vacant home ended Friday with no sign of the suspects.

38-year-old Roland Ramirez and 28-year-old Franchesca Galope were identified as suspects in the robbery of a Cadillac Escalade at a gas station at 6095 Cahalan Ave. on Thursday evening, according to police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer.

Ramirez and Galope were identified based on prior information along with surveillance video from the gas station, according to Dwyer.

Later Thursday evening about 10:45 p.m., Dwyer said officers spotted the Escalade and attempted to stop it. The driver led officers on a brief high-speed chase on Highway 85 until it was called off because of safety concerns, Dwyer said.

Just before 4 a.m. Friday morning, police spotted a stolen white Lexus parked in front a vacant home on the 5600 block of Blossom Ave. that Ramirez was believed to have been driving.

Officers observed a man inside the home matching the Ramirez’s description and police and SWAT members surrounded the home, according to Dwyer.

After a standoff and attempts to contact whoever was inside the home, SWAT members went in and found the house empty.

Both Ramirez and Galope are considered armed and dangerous.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

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