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Brothers arrested, charged in Vista road rage, robbery

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Posted at 8:15 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 23:17:22-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — Two brothers are behind bars after deputies say they got into a road rage incident and robbed a driver in Vista.

On Tuesday, just before 9:30 a.m. near the 1300 block of Melrose Way, San Diego Sheriff's Department says Matthew, 29, and John, 23, Giordano were driving in a lifted grey Silverado pick-up truck. Deputies say for some reason, Matthew became angry and began to follow another vehicle and displayed a weapon to the driver.

At one point, the truck cut off the driver and came to a stop, deputies say.

Deputies said Matthew got out of his truck and started punching the driver's side window. Once the driver opened the door, Matthew took about $2,000 worth of jewelry and money from the driver, deputies added.

During the confrontation, John used a metal tool to smash the driver's windshield and the windshield of a second car not involved in the original incident, deputies say. The brothers then drove off.

One of the victims suffered minor injuries from broken glass. Damage to both cars was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.

SDSO investigators say they gathered enough evidence to serve a search warrant in the 1500 block of Sapphire Lane, where the Giordanos were arrested on several charges, including conspiracy and robbery.