December 5, 2017 > Three men arrested in San Leandro home invasion robbery
Three men arrested in San Leandro home invasion robbery
Submitted By San Leandro PD
On Thursday, November 30th, the Alameda County District Attorney's office charged three Hayward men in connection with a San Leandro home invasion robbery.
On November 4th, 2017, the three men; 23 yr-old Jose Mendez, 21 yr-old Maurice Moreno, and 20 yr-old Jose Gonzales committed a daytime home invasion robbery at a home on Central Ave. in San Leandro. The men held the residents, including a 5 yr-old boy at gunpoint while the home was ransacked. The thieves left the home with cash and other valuables fleeing the area in a vehicle.
Witnesses in the neighborhood provided police with a description and partial plate of the suspect vehicle. San Leandro Police detectives later learned that the same vehicle and suspects were involved in other similar crimes in neighboring jurisdictions.
SLPD detectives worked closely with law enforcement from other agencies identifying the suspects in these cases. Late last month, both Mendez and Gonzales were located and arrested by ACSO deputies. The suspect vehicle was also located. The third suspect, Mauricio Moreno was located and arrested by San Leandro Police detectives earlier this week.
"This was a month-long investigation by our detectives," said San Leandro Police Lieutenant Isaac Benabou. "These three men needed to be found and arrested. The family that was victimized can now have some peace of mind knowing these suspects are behind bars."
All three men remain in custody at Alameda County's Santa Rita Jail in Dublin awaiting their next court appearance.