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March 14, 2017 > Three suspects arrested after armed robbery at NewPark Mall

Three suspects arrested after armed robbery at NewPark Mall

Submitted By Cmdr. Mike Carroll, Newark PD

A trio of Fremont men was recently arrested in Newark following an armed robbery at NewPark Mall. Police were alerted to the robbery when dispatchers received a call at about 1:34 p.m. Thursday, March 2 that a robbery involving a handgun had just occurred inside the Shoe Palace store. The suspect showed employees a handgun and stole three pairs of Nike Jordan Shoes. He then ran to a waiting vehicle, which fled toward Mowry Avenue. An alert citizen noticed and provided a partial license plate number to Newark Police.

Based on the make and model of the suspect vehicle, police determined the full license plate number. Also joining in the investigation was the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force which located the vehicle as it traveled into Fremont.

Officers from the Fremont Police Department along with detectives from the Major Crimes Task Force and Newark Police converged on the suspect vehicle at the intersection of Grimmer Boulevard and Yellowstone Park Drive in Fremont. One of the occupants had a handgun in his waistband. All four of the vehicleÕs occupants were safely detained without incident. The firearm was later determined to be a black replica handgun.

Based on all of the facts and interviews, three of the vehicleÕs occupants were arrested, while the fourth was released. Further investigation by detectives led to the recovery of the stolen merchandise from the Shoe Palace.

Newark police identified the men arrested as Anthony Lopez, 24; Marcos Patino Jr., 22, and Ryan Horrigan, 23. All are Fremont residents.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. David Higbee of the Newark Police Department Investigations Unit at (510) 578-4962 or Detective Yama Homayoun at (510) 578-4920. Information can also be left anonymously on the ÒSilent WitnessÓ hotline at (510) 578-4965.

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