September 9, 2011 > Robbery suspects arrested
Robbery suspects arrested
Submitted By Fremont PD
Five robbery suspects are now in custody, believed to be responsible for a string of 15 robberies which occurred in the East Bay during the month of August. Victim locations were gas stations, convenience stores and two 'Wingstop' restaurants (Fremont and Hayward). The robberies occurred in Fremont (5), San Leandro (1), Newark (4), Hayward (3), Union City (1) and Milpitas (1). Each of the robberies was committed with the use of a real firearm (shotgun). Suspects wore either a 'ski' mask or a red bandanna over their faces during the robberies. The suspects are also believed responsible for a residential burglary in Newark where eight firearms were stolen.
Four of the five suspects (all adults) were taken into custody during early morning raids in Newark on August 26. The outstanding suspect, Simmons, was located and arrested on August 31 (in Hayward) by the US Marshals Service. All suspects have been charged with multiple counts of robbery and conspiracy.
Arrested suspects include: Orlando Zendejas of Newark, Andrew Heilman of Newark, Walter Simmons of Newark, Omare Murphy of Newark and Roger Perez of Newark.