Parolee arrested after allegedly brandishing gun and robbing 7-Eleven

(KRON) – A man on probation was arrested after allegedly robbing a 7-Eleven, according to the Redwood City Police Department.

Redwood City police were notified of an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven on Fifth Avenue around 12:17 a.m. Saturday. The store clerk informed officers that a man had stolen items and left the establishment. When the store clerk noticed the theft, the suspect brandished a large knife in a “threatening” manner.

The victim then returned to the store and called the police. The suspect fled on foot.

With the description of the suspect that Redwood Police provided to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies located the subject a short distance from the 7-Eleven. Police say officers located the stolen items and the knife nearby.

The suspect was identified as Redwood City resident Luis Montes Hernandez. The store clerk and a witness confirmed that Hernandez was the attacker.

Hernandez was arrested and booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility for armed robbery and probation violation.