Vista CA— Two adult brothers are behind bars after a road rage incident and robbery in Vista.
It happened on Tuesday, August 12, 2020 just before 9:30 a.m. near the 1300 block of Melrose Way. Detectives from the Vista Sheriff’s Station say Matthew Giordano (DOB 9/28/90) and John Giordano (DOB 8/2/97) were driving around in a lifted grey Chevy Silverado pick-up truck. For some reason, Matthew Giordano became angry and started following another car and displayed a weapon to the driver. At one point, the pickup truck cut the driver off and came to a stop in front of his car.
Detectives say Matthew Giordano got out of his truck and began punching the driver’s side window of the car. Once the driver opened the door, Matthew Giordano took about $2,000 worth of jewelry and money from him. During the confrontation, John Giordano used a metal tool to smash the driver’s windshield. He then used the same metal tool to smash the windshield of a second car that was not involved in the initial incident. The Giordano brothers then got into the truck and drove off.
One of the victims suffered minor injuries from the broken windshield glass. Damage to both cars is estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.
After talking to the victims and witnesses, Sheriff’s Detectives had enough information to serve a search warrant in the 1500 block of Sapphire Lane in Vista.
Matthew and John Giordano were arrested on several charges, including conspiracy and robbery. Both were booked into the Vista Detention Facility.