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April 3, 2018 > Arrest made in armed robbery case

Arrest made in armed robbery case

Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD

A 22-year-old Vallejo man, a suspect in a recent armed robbery case in Fremont, was arrested on Thursday, March 15 in Vallejo. The case stems from an armed robbery that occurred about 11:05 a.m. Feb. 25 at the A1 Quickstop store on the 3800 block of Lake Arrowhead Avenue in Fremont. Two suspects, one armed with a firearm, entered the store and robbed two victims at gunpoint. The suspects stole currency from the register and other items from inside the store.

Detectives from the Fremont Police Department Crimes Against Persons Unit jumped on the incident. Their investigation revealed the same suspects were believed to have also committed armed robberies in other cities and jurisdictions. Fremont detectives worked closely with the San Leandro Police Department, the Alameda County SheriffÕs Office and the Vallejo Police Department to share information regarding the cases and suspects.

Community camera license plate readers and surveillance video from the Fremont store provided suspect leads in the case which eventually led detectives to Dominic Sears, 22 of Vallejo, as a potential suspect. At the time Sears had an active felony warrant for his arrest from a separate and unrelated investigation.

Eventually, on March 15, the Vallejo Police DepartmentÕs Crime Reduction Team arrested Sears in their city. When he was arrested, Sears was reportedly in possession of items that connected him to additional robbery cases.

ÒThis was a great effort by many to solve this armed robbery so quickly," said Fremont Police Lieutenant Michael Tegner. "Our detective's ability to work with outside agencies and arrest the suspect began with the use of community-based video surveillance cameras and automated license plate readers. Visual evidence is always a plus and incredibly invaluable to the prosecution."

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