Gang Members Convicted: Robbery, Attempted Murder

A case from 2010 for a crime spree committed in South City, Pacifica and Colma came to a close at the end of last week.

Two Norteño gang members were convicted Friday for robbery, attempted murder and conspiracy conducted in South San Francisco, Pacifica and Colma two years ago.

Andrew Jarome Marquez, 19, and Ronald John Resendez, 19, both pleaded no contest to conspiracy and attempted murder. Resendez also pleaded no contest to robbery.

Marquez was sentenced to 16 years in state prison and Resendez was sentenced to 17 years with 908 days credit for time served and $3,029.84 restitution to a victim.

On Aug. 20, 2010, the defendants drove to the Shell gas station on Hickey Blvd. in Pacifica in a stolen Toyota Camry. They entered the station and began to rob it, and when the cashier opend the register slowly, Resendez shot him in the legs 4 times.

Two hours later, the two defendants and two others robbed the 7-Eleven store on Callan Blvd. in the Westborough neighborhood of South San Francisco. 

Thereafter, the defendants decided to get rid of the stolen Toyota and carjack a taxicab in Colma. When the driver resisted, the defendants stabbed him through the hand.

Subsequently the defendants fled in the Toyota, Colma police saw the stolen car, the defendants jumped out of the car and began running. Resendez's firearm was found 60 feet from the stopped car, and police found accomplice Robert John Herrera hiding in someone's backyard nearby.  The 2 other suspects who were part of the crime spree were arrested 2 days later.

Before Friday's conviction, Resendez was in custody in lieu of $3,000,000 bail, and Marquez was in custody with no bail.

In March 2012, Herrera was sentenced to 20 years in state prison. The fourth co-defendant, Daniel Alejandro Bustos-Mendez was sentenced to 3 years in April of this year.

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