Some quick-witted neighbors in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood foiled a strong-arm robbery in progress with a bold plan straight out of an action movie.
An 83-year-old man had just purchased an iPhone from the Apple Store in Berkeley when a man ran up, snatched it from his hands and dashed off.
The suspect in a strong-arm robbery was injured in a fatal crash that killed another person in San Leandro on Friday night, police said.
According to San Bruno police, the victim was walking in the 900 block of Cherry Avenue near Bayhill Drive when the male suspect approached her from behind and forcibly grabbed her purse.
Police in Santa Cruz are asking for the public’s help in locating two teenagers who attacked and badly injured an 86-year-old woman and tried to snatch her purse.
An elderly woman suffered minor injuries in a strong-arm robbery in a mall parking garage in downtown Walnut Creek Thursday night.
Police have released a surveillance photo of a possible suspect wanted in connection with the strong-arm robbery of an elderly woman in Fairfield last month.
Fairfield police were crediting witnesses to a strong-arm robbery earlier this month for providing information that led to the arrest of a suspect on Thursday.
Two more teenagers were arrested Tuesday in connection with a string of robberies in Discovery Bay earlier this month, Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said Thursday.