Defendant Convicted of Robbery in Concert, Burglary
DATE: September 9, 2022
CASE: Jarom Mendoza (Case #21FE000350)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Jordan Avey, Felony Trial Unit
Jarom Mendoza was convicted by a jury of robbery and burglary. The jury also found true enhancements of robbery in concert and person present in the home during burglary.
On January 3, 2021, the victim was at home when Jarom Mendoza and two of Mendoza’s associates came to the house to do yardwork. Soon after, Mendoza and the two associates entered the house and beat the victim while demanding money. They then tied up the victim and dragged him to his bedroom, where he kept his safe. Mendoza and the two associates stole a firearm, $1,500 in cash, 50 antique pocket watches, a laptop and a cellphone. Mendoza was arrested one month later. The investigation revealed evidence placing Mendoza at the crime scene.
Allegations that Mendoza has three prior strike convictions for robbery, assault with a firearm and first-degree robbery will be determined at the sentencing hearing.
Mendoza faces a maximum sentence of 40 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for October 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in Department 21 before the Honorable Maryanne Gilliard.