Dropped cell phone leads police to carnicera robbery suspect

A known gang member is behind bars after he dropped his cell phone while robbing a meat market in San Juan.

San Juan police arrested Jason Maldonado on an aggravated robbery charge on Wednesday night.

Investigators said Maldonado is accused of robbing the Lucky 7 Meat Market off Minnesota Road.

Officers were called to a gunpoint robbery at the meat market just after 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Maldonado fled the scene with cash but dropped his cell phone on the floor leading investigators to Maldonado's home.

Authorities searched his home and found the stolen cash, clothes used in the robbery and what turned out to be a pellet gun used in the robbery.

Police told Action 4 News that Maldonado is a known member of the Los Peligrosos street gang.

Maldonado is expected to be arraigned on Thursday afternoon.