Los Altos officer nabs suspect in Mountain View Walmart robbery

Jason Castro
Castro

A Los Altos police officer last week helped Mountain View officers apprehend a man ultimately arrested on robbery and assault charges following a scuffle with a Walmart loss-prevention officer.

The officer located transient Jason Castro, 27, at Whole Foods Market in Los Altos Dec. 30, the same day Castro is suspected of stealing from the nearby Walmart on Showers Drive in Mountain View, said Katie Nelson, MVPD spokeswoman, in an email to the Town Crier.

Nelson said a loss-prevention officer that afternoon attempted to stop a man from leaving the Walmart with items he allegedly had not paid for and a fight ensued.

The alleged thief pushed and kicked the officer and then ran away from the store, crossing El Camino Real to hide at the supermarket, where the Los Altos police officer found him.

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