January 27, 2012 > Suspects in multiple armed robberies arrested
Suspects in multiple armed robberies arrested
Submitted By Darryl McAllister, Hayward PD
About 9:07 a.m. on January 24, three suspects accosted a male victim at the corner of Hesperian Boulevard and Turner Court. The victim was walking to Chabot College when the suspects ordered him to give them his valuables. The victim tried to get away but the male suspects assaulted him and took his property. The initial report to Hayward Police listed a Lincoln Navigator as the suspect vehicle and described the suspects as two Hispanic male adults and one Hispanic female juvenile. The victim in this case suffered only minor abrasions.
About 11:46 a.m., a second robbery occurred in the area of Princeton Street at Sunset Boulevard in Alameda County Sheriff's jurisdiction. A male victim was accosted by suspects who were described similarly to those listed in the first robbery incident as was the description of the suspect's vehicle.
The third robbery occurred at 1:51 p.m. near the intersection of Depot Road and Dodge Avenue. In this incident, the suspects approached a female victim who was also walking to Chabot College. The juvenile female suspect simulated a firearm and demanded the victim's valuables. One of the male suspects took the victim's property including car keys. The suspect took the victim's car while another suspect drove from the scene in the Lincoln Navigator. All of the robbery suspects descriptions and those of the two vehicles were relayed to Hayward patrol officers. The victim was not injured in this incident.
Officers in the area looking for the suspects located both vehicles traveling North on Hwy 880 near West Winton Avenue. Both vehicles were stopped and all suspects were detained. Property stolen from the victims was found in the suspects' possession and the suspects were identified as the culprits. The male suspects are identified as 18 year-old Brandon Halsell of Hayward and 18 year-old Francisco Cervantes of Hayward. The female suspect is 17 years old and a Hayward resident. The males are currently in custody at the Hayward Police Department and the female is currently in custody at Juvenile Hall in San Leandro.
Investigators worked into the early morning hours putting this case together and will now consult with neighboring police agencies to determine if the suspects are responsible for other robbery cases.