Wimauma man, 20, charged with armed carjacking, robbery

Jose Julian Martinez-Santana, 20, was arrested early Monday and accused of armed carjacking and armed robbery last week in Gibsonton and Riverview.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Jose Julian Martinez-Santana, 20, was arrested early Monday and accused of armed carjacking and armed robbery last week in Gibsonton and Riverview.

GIBSONTON — A 20-year-old man was behind bars Monday morning, accused of armed carjacking and armed robbery in Gibsonton and Riverview last week.

Deputies said about 3:20 a.m. Feb. 7, Jose Julian Martinez-Santana, of 3323 Maple Mex St. in Wimauma, and several others used handguns to rob a man of $1,890 in cash and jewelry at a home on Inglewood Drive in Gibsonton.

Martinez-Santana later told deputies he sold the items on the street for $50, according to an arrest affidavit.

A few days later, just before midnight on Feb. 11, deputies say Martinez-Santana and others held up a man in a blue 2003 four-door Dodge Dakota.

Besides the truck, Martinez-Santana took the driver's wallet and cell phone while pointing a gun at his head, the arrest affidavit states.

The car was later found abandoned and burned in Manatee County.

Martinez-Santana was arrested about 2 a.m. Monday on charges of armed robbery, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, armed carjacking and petty theft. He was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail, where he remains without bail.

One of his co-defendents, Felipe Mendoza III, 19, was arrested Friday, according to jail records, on charges of armed carjacking, petty theft and carrying a concealed weapon.

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Wimauma man, 20, charged with armed carjacking, robbery 02/15/10 [Last modified: Monday, February 15, 2010 11:56am]

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