July 9, 2013 > Armed Robbery
Submitted By San Leandro PD
On July 3, 2013 at 2:50 am, San Leandro Police Officers responded to a report of a robbery at the PC Repair and Rental located in the 14400 block of Washington Avenue in San Leandro. The location also doubles as a video sweepstakes business in which customers pay to play bingo and other games for chances to win cash.
The employee had his dog with him and said that after he closed the business at midnight, he was cleaning up by himself. When he went into the restroom, he was confronted by the suspect who was wearing a cloth wrap around his face. The suspect pointed a silver and black handgun at his head and told him to stay in the restroom. The employee's dog bit the suspect on his right hand. The suspect was able to fight the dog off and exited the restroom. The employee, fearing for his safety, stayed in the restroom while he heard the suspect ransacking the office.
About 30 minutes later the employee no longer heard anything and left the bathroom. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money.
Lt. Torres said, "The employee and his dog were not physically hurt during this incident. The employee did the right thing by not engaging the suspect. Unfortunately, suspects know that these types of gaming businesses that operate under the cover of another type of business have large amounts of cash on site. These gaming business attract unwanted criminal activity and tend to be a nuisance to their neighbors."
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.
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