DATE / TIME OF RELEASE: 04/25/13, 11:22 AM INCIDENTS: Residential robberies
PRESS RELEASE OFFICER: Lieutenant Randall Brandt
04/23/13, 10:30 AM, 2300 block of Regatta Way (S/W portion of town off Lewelling Blvd.)
04/25/13, 1 AM, 600 block of Black Pine Dr., (Northern portion of town off Davis St.)
INVESTIGATING DETECTIVE: Detective Sergeant Henderson
Regatta Way suspects- Several Black male adults and they were approximately 20-30 years old
Black Pine Drive suspects- 2 Black male adults, between 5’3”-6’ tall, they both had short hair and they were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.
We have responded to two residential robberies in the past few days. The victims in both incidents were Asian females.
The suspects in both cases knocked on the front doors prior to entering. When there was no answer or contact with the residents, they forced access into each residence. Once inside, they encountered the victims and at least one of the suspects stayed with the victims while the remaining suspects ransacked the residences looking for valuables. The victims in both of these cases were not physically injured during the robberies.
Lt. Randall Brandt stated, “Detectives are reviewing the details in both cases and trying to determine if they may be associated. Law enforcement has discovered a pattern with similar break-ins. The suspect(s) knock on the front doors of the targeted residences prior to entering. When there is no answer, they force entry and search for valuables.
If someone comes to your door and you don’t recognize them, acknowledge them from behind a locked door and don’t hesitate to call the police immediately.”
MEDIA UPDATES WILL BE MADE AS INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE
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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