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June 18, 2013 > Suspect in attempted necklace theft arrested

Suspect in attempted necklace theft arrested

Submitted By San Leandro PD

On June 10, 2013, around 2 p.m., two women were walking on Hesperian Boulevard near Halcyon Drive. One of the women was wearing a gold necklace and the suspect was able to see it as she passed him. The suspect approached her from behind and tried to rip the necklace from her neck. The robbery was unsuccessful because the necklace broke and he lost control of it. The victim was able to recover her necklace.

There was a witness who saw the robbery attempt and he detained the teenage suspect who resides in San Leandro. The police were called to the scene and Det. Sergeant Henderson took over the investigation. The juvenile suspect was arrested and transported to juvenile hall where he was booked.

Lt. Randall Brandt stated, "We are thankful that the victim in this incident wasn't seriously injured. It is important for citizens to know that they must hide their valuables when they are in public. We would like to commend this citizen for helping out, however we would caution citizen's when physically getting involved. The best thing to do is be a good witness and report any illegal activity immediately."

Please contact the San Leandro Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division with any information regarding this case at 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278.

Citizens can also send an anonymous tip to San Leandro Police Department by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411. Anonymous web tips can be submitted from the Police Department's website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/at.asp\

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