2 Armed Robbery Suspects in Custody Possibly Committed Other Crimes

2 Armed Robbery Suspects in Custody Possibly Committed Other Crimes
Photo: Caravan in pursuit

FREMONT — A pair of armed robbery suspects arrested this week are being investigated for possibly committing other crimes. Two K-9 units, a helicopter and several agencies assisted in apprehending the two men.

Eduardo Garcia, 30 of Union City, and Albert O. Balucan, 27 of Hayward, were booked into Santa Rita Jail. Both suspects have numerous previous arrests, prior criminal convictions, and they were on probation.

Garcia and Balucan were pursued by Fremont PD while driving a red Dodge Caravan, which has been linked to several crimes. These include gas station and convenience store robberies in Fremont.

Both men were apprehended shortly after a Shell gas station, located at 42816 Mission Boulevard, was robbed on October 12. The suspects were located driving along Stevenson Boulevard.

They began driving recklessly while being pursued, and officers aborted a chase. However, the suspects continued driving recklessly and crashed at the intersection of Stevenson and Fremont boulevards.

Garcia who was driving fled from the crash scene on foot. However, he was pursued by a K-9 unit and taken into custody at 10:32 p.m. His charges include robbery, receiving stolen property, and hit and run.

The other suspect, Albert moved over into the driver’s seat and fled from the scene of the accident. Soon afterward, the Dodge Caravan was found abandoned near Glenview and Mattos drives.

A perimeter was set up with K-9 units from Fremont and Union City. Fremont PD dispatched an aerial drone, and the San Jose police department sent a helicopter to assist.

Albert was located hiding in a yard on Mattos Drive, and he was arrested at 11:57 p.m. His charges also include robbery, as well as hit and run.

2 Armed Robbery Suspects in Custody Possibly Committed Other Crimes was last modified: October 15th, 2020 by admin
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