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July 31, 2012 > Three arrested for armed robbery

Three arrested for armed robbery

Submitted By Fremont PD

Three men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on July 2, 2012, near the intersection of Irvington Avenue and Fremont Boulevard.

On July 2, 2012, at 10:00 p.m., a 47-year-old male victim was leaving work on his bicycle when he was followed by three suspects in a black Chevrolet Silverado. Near the intersection of Irvington Avenue and Fremont Boulevard, two of the suspects exited the vehicle, rushed the victim and threatened to stab him; the two suspects robbed him of his cash and cell phone. It was later learned that earlier in the day the same three suspects robbed an elderly woman of her purse in parking lot of the Great Mall in Milpitas, causing injury to the victim.

The Fremont Police Department Robbery Unit and the Milpitas Police Department jointly investigated both cases. Through the investigation, three suspects were positively identified as Jesus Mora (20 year old male; Oakland resident), Michael Bryant (20 year old male; Fremont resident) and Armando Sandoval (20 year old male; Oakland resident). The Fremont Police Department SWAT team was utilized to locate and arrest Mora who had been released from California State Prison less than two weeks prior. Mora was arrested in Castro Valley. A few days later, Bryant was located and arrested in San Jose and Sandoval was located and arrested in Hayward. Bryant was also found to have a felony warrant stemming from a residential burglary case out of Hayward, CA. All three have since been charged in connection with the Fremont armed robbery and could face charges in Santa Clara County stemming from the robbery in Milpitas.

If you have any information related to these crimes you are encouraged to contact the Fremont Police Department's Investigative Unit (case agent Detective Gebhardt at 510-790-6954) or the Milpitas Police Department's Investigative Unit (case agent Sergeant Nobida at 408-586-2505).

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