FOSTER CITY, Calif. (KRON) – Three people have been arrested in connection with a robbery of an 85-year-old man’s $30,000 Rolex watch, police confirmed to KRON4 News.

The suspects were arrested in Sacramento — the car identified by a license plate reader in Foster City, which police said was the break in the case.

Police had been looking for two suspects.

The incident occurred Wednesday, when at 5:45 p.m. an elderly man reported that two suspects forcefully removed his Rolex watch from his wrist. The same suspects had just attempted to use a fake jewelry rouse on the victim in the Costco parking lot, but the victim refused and walked into Costco.

Police said the suspects followed the man home and confronted him upon arrival. He suffered minor injuries to his arms due to the forceful removal of his watch. The suspects fled in a newer model white Chevy Tahoe. No weapons were seen or used.

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The Chevy Tahoe was identified on Costco cameras and residential cameras, according to a press release from Foster City PD. FCPD was able to ID the license plate through the use of Flock cameras. Officers with Galt PD contacted FCPD at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 and advised they’d been alerted to the vehicle. They stopped the vehicle and detained the occupants.

FCPD detectives responded and interviewed the vehicle occupants, all three of which admitted to involvement in the crime. The suspects were still in possession of the victim’s watch, according to the press release. The watch was recovered and returned to the victim.

The suspects arrested in the incident were identified as:

  • Alexandra Gheorghe, 18, no address
  • Cau Miclescu, 22, Spring Hill, Florida
  • Robert Miclescu, 30, Sacramento

The suspects were arrested on charges of robbery, elder abuse with injury and conspiracy.

Bay City News contributed reporting.