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July 31, 2012 > Armed robbery suspect convicted

Armed robbery suspect convicted

Submitted By Fremont PD

On July 23, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. a suspect approached a female employee working at the 'Check N Go' (39481 Fremont Boulevard), pointed a silver handgun at her, directed her back to the employee area and ordered her to open the safe. After stealing an undisclosed amount of money from the safe, the suspect fled the store as a passenger in a green Chevrolet Camaro. Approximately one hour later, the Hayward Police Department received a call regarding two males stuffing their pockets with cash and 'wiping down' a green Chevrolet Camaro which appeared to have been involved in a collision. Fremont Police units later searched the vehicle and located money envelopes from 'Check N Go' as well as a stolen handgun (stolen out of Sacramento).

The case was investigated by the Fremont Police Department Robbery Unit. Biological and surveillance evidence linked suspect Donald Jenkins (a 20 yr old adult male; Oakland resident) to the crime. Jenkins had a prior felony conviction and was active to probation for a prior robbery conviction. On July 26, 2011, Jenkins was arrested by Oakland Police Department officers while in Oakland, California. The Fremont Police Department SWAT team assisted in the search for Jenkins and executed search warrants on his residence.

Later that month, Jenkins was charged with robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. In June 2012, Jenkins pled guilty to felony robbery. Today, July 24, 2012, Jenkins was sentenced to eight (8) years in prison for his involvement in the robbery.

The driver in this robbery is unknown. If you have any information related to this crime and/or know the identity of the driver in this case you are encouraged to contact the Fremont Police Department Investigative Unit (Case Agent Detective Gebhardt at 510-790-6954).

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