OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Two men suspected in a nearly a dozen of armed robberies at cellphone stores in Oakland have been arrested, police announced Thursday.
Oakland police said the men are suspected of robbing 10 cellphone stores across the city between December 3 and January 4. The robberies typically involved one person holding a gun while the second person removed money from the registers.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: Santa Clara County Indoor Dining, Gyms Open For 1st Time Since December After Shift To Red Tier
Investigators along with patrols units and other specialized resource officers were able to identify the vehicle the suspects used in the robberies, which led to the identification of the suspects, police said.
Officers arrested the first suspect in Oakland on January 11 and U.S. Marshals arrested the second suspect in San Diego on January 15.READ MORE: COVID: Swollen Lymph Nodes After Vaccination Could Lead To False Breast Cancer Diagnosis, UCSF Doctors Say
The suspects were identified as James Belton, 26, of Oakland and John Allen, 25, of Hayward. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged both men with 17 counts of robbery.
Allen is on parole for 1st-degree robbery, police said.MORE NEWS: Basketball Star Jeremy Lin Speaks Out About Attacks On Asian Americans, Racism On Court