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Taunton Man Indicted on Armed Carjacking Charges

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BROCKTON – A Taunton man has been indicted on charges he carjacked a car and robbed two women in Brockton at gunpoint, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Jose Robles, (DOB: 02/18/1983) of Brockton was indicted today by a Plymouth County Grand Jury on one count each of Armed Carjacking, Armed Robbery, Attempted Armed Robbery and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

On February 16, 2016 just before noon, Brockton and State Police responded to a report of a carjacking at 200 Westgate Drive. On scene, the victim told officers that she pushed the unlock button on her car key fob as she walked with her mother and infant daughter toward her Toyota Camry. As she approached the vehicle, she noticed a male sitting in the driver’s seat. The man, later identified as Jose Robles, told the victim he had mistakenly entered the wrong car. Robles exited the vehicle and the victim began buckling her baby into her car seat. At that point, police said Robles told the victim he was going to take the car and told her to take her baby back out of the car seat. As Robles did this, he pulled back his coat to reveal a firearm. Robles then sped off with one woman’s purse inside the vehicle.

A description of the Toyota Camry was broadcast and State Police pursued the defendant to Stoughton where he crashed the car into a telephone pole. Robles attempted to run from police on foot with a black pistol and purse in hand but he was quickly captured by police. The pistol was later determined to be a BB gun.

The case was investigated by Brockton Police and State Police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joseph Janezic.

Robles is currently being held without bail after a dangerousness hearing was held. He will be summonsed to superior court for arraignment on the charges.


May 2, 2016