Mesa carjacking suspect breaks word on probation

Posted at 2:20 PM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 19:33:46-04

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Wanted: Jazmine Gonzalez
Charges: Armed Robbery (participation in carjacking)

Jazmine Gonzalez, now 26-years old, is wanted for failure to uphold a probation she begged the court for in 2006.

On December 20, 2006 she was 17-years old when she and her three friends took a bus from Phoenix to Mesa and were looking to steal a car to return to Phoenix.

They went to the Dollar General Store at Broadway and Dobson roads in Mesa and found a car in the parking lot.

The victim, a 53-year-old woman, had just finished her Christmas shopping, getting the last few stocking stuffers and wrapping paper at the store.

After she put her items in the trunk of her car, she was accosted by Gonzalez and three others who demanded her keys at gunpoint.

The victim screamed, which alerted workers and customers in the store.

Gonzalez and the three other suspects ran from the car, taking off in different directions.

Gonzalez was caught getting out of the car by an employee of the Dollar General Store.

In the victim's letter to the judge, she expressed her fear to the judge by saying, "When I saw the gun I though my life was over, I know God, St. Jude and a lot of angels were watching over me."

She described it as "a nightmare from which she cannot awake."

Gonzalez, who was 17 at the time with three children, pleaded with the court for probation saying she was not aware that a gun would be used in the crime.

She asked the court to "grant her supervised probation, so she can have an opportunity to turn her life around and become a law abiding citizen."

Her probation started in June of 2007, and by March 2009 she already had multiple violations. Now she has absconded.