Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn, III announced Monday that a 39 year old Fall River man was sentenced to serve four years in state prison with two years of probation after his release for the armed robbery of a convenience store.
According to Jennifer Sowa of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Jose Tirado-Sanchez pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court late last week to a three count indictment charging him with armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and vandalizing property. Assistant District Attorney Michael A. Cahillane and defense attorney Robert Tutino submitted the agreed upon plea to Judge Rene Dupuis, which was accepted.
On January 10, 2016, officers were dispatched to Jarek’s Market at 362 5th Street in Fall River. Upon arrival, they located the store clerk who had visible scratches to his left cheek and left hand. The clerk reported that he had been robbed and showed officers the surveillance video. Officers observed the suspect, who was wearing distinctive sneakers and black sweatpants, arrive on a black mountain bike that he left parked outside when he entered the store. The suspect immediately attacked the victim with a knife. The victim was able to defend himself with a larger knife and struggled with the suspect, who was able to steal $160.00. During the attack, the defendant kicked the victim and was able to take his knife before he fled. The knife was recovered about 200 feet away from the store.
The victim described the suspect as a 5’8″ – 5’11” hispanic male with small tattoos under his eyes, writing on his neck, and a lump on his head. Although the suspect was masked, the victim was able to recognize him as a frequent customer of the store. He was able to pull up previous video footage of the customer in the store where he was wearing the same pants and sneakers.
The next day, Officer Heather Moniz recognized the male from the surveillance video while on duty. The defendant was wearing the same sneakers and had consistent tattoos and a lump on his head. The defendant also had a bandage on his hand consistent with the struggle with the victim.
[TENDENCIA]"CUCHILLAZOS" ENTRE LADRÓN Y PROPIETARIO DE TIENDA El presunto robo y ataque ocurrió el domingo 10 de Enero en el Mercado de Jarek en Fall River, Massachusetts. José Tirado Sánchez, de 36 años, entró en la tienda, saltó sobre el mostrador y comenzó a amenazar con un cuchillo de grandes dimensiones al mismo tiempo que exige dinero, según la policía de Fall River dijo a ABC News en un comunicado de prensa.El propietario de la tienda para recuperar el dinero de la caja registradora, también se armó con un cuchillo y comenzó a tratar de luchar contra Tirado Sánchez, dijo la policía.Un video de vigilancia en la tienda muestra a los dos hombres yendo el uno al otro con cuchillos por un minuto antes de que el presunto ladrón derriba un “stand” para defenderse del recepcionista."Durante la lucha, el propietario logró tocar el cuchillo de la mano del sospechoso y al mismo tiempo, dejó caer el cuchillo que tenía en la mano", dijo la policía en el comunicado. "El sospechoso rearmó a sí mismo con el cuchillo del propietario y continuó el ataque hasta que en la última instancia en el negocio."Ni el dueño de la tienda, ni el ladrón armado resultaron heridos gravemente durante la pelea, informó ABC afiliado WCVB.Tirado Sánchez fue detenido y acusado por robo a mano armada enmascarado, asalto armado con peligro de asesinato, asalto y agresión con un arma peligrosa y el vandalismo de la propiedad, dijo la policía.
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During Tirado-Sanchez’s arraignment on February 11, 2016 in Fall River Superior Court, Judge Gregory Pasquale ordered the defendant held on $50,000 cash bail due to the seriousness of the crime, the defendant’s past criminal history and the defendant’s weak ties to Fall River (The defendant is a native of Puerto Rico).
However, on October 27, 2017, Fall River Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire released the defendant by reducing his bail to personal recognizance, which included a GPS monitoring device.
In August, Worcester Police executed a search warrant at a home the defendant recently moved into. During the execution of the search warrant, police spotted Tirado-Sanchez running from the apartment via the back door. He was apprehended a short time later in the first floor stairwell and was found to be in possession of heroin. Inside a safe in the apartment, police found three full strips of suboxone and a plastic sandwich baggie containing numerous blue pills. Two young children were also found inside the apartment.
“This was an extremely violent robbery in which the defendant showed no regard for the safety of the clerk or any potential customers,” District Attorney Quinn said. “ Video surveillance from the store was very helpful in identifying and apprehending the defendant.”