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March 1, 2011 > Suspect in armed-robbery spree apprehended

Suspect in armed-robbery spree apprehended

Submitted By Lt. Roger Keener, Hayward PD

Hayward Police have apprehended the suspects involved in a string of armed robberies in Hayward and other East Bay cities. Walgreen's, Starbuck's, Quiznos, Subway and Sonic Burgers had been victims of robberies by a similarly described suspect with incidents dating back to November of last year, the most recent occurring Monday, February 21.

At about 9 p.m. that day, the manager of Walgreen's located at 164 West Jackson Street in Hayward, called the Police alleging that the store had been robbed at gunpoint. The description of the suspect - a mole on the robber's left cheek, general height, weight, age and ethnicity - matched the suspect involved in robberies of three other Walgreen's stores in Hayward. It had been reported that the suspect used a black handgun when committing his crimes.

Police saw a gold color Buick, also associated with the suspect in the previous robberies, traveling west on Jackson Street driven by a female with a male passenger. The vehicle was stopped on southbound Highway 880. A Walgreen employee identified the male suspect who confessed to eight robberies in Hayward. Both suspects have been booked into jail on robbery charges. Hayward Police are working with other East Bay police agencies. According to Police this suspect may be responsible for more than 20 armed robberies in the East Bay.

According to Detective B. Hutchinson, Hayward Police Department, the name and photo of both suspects is not being released at this time as there are several other Bay Area agencies involved in these investigations and releasing this information would compromise their respective cases. Anyone with information regarding these robberies or the suspect should call the Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000.

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