Burglary Suspect Caught after Stolen Car Crashes

Burglary Suspect Caught after Stolen Car Crashes

Robert C. Lomack

FREMONT – A man who unwittingly had his pictures taken while fleeing from the scene of a home burglary soon found himself posing for mugshots—after police arrested him.

Robert C. Lomack, 21, of Oakland, isn’t expected to be smiling—this time either—during his plea hearing this week at the Hayward Hall of Justice.

Lomack is charged with first degree burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, evading an officer in a reckless manner, evading an officer and causing injuries, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and a probation violation. He’s in custody at Santa Rita Jail for $295,000 bail.

A Fremont resident photographed, rather than confronted, a burglar fleeing his Rancho Arroyo Parkway home on December 1. The victim phoned police at 12:56 p.m. to share his photos of the suspect and license plate of the getaway car.

While checking the license plate, Fremont police discovered the Toyota Prius had been reported stolen a day earlier, following another residential burglary on 36000 block of Soapberry Common.

Responding officers spotted the car and located the suspect near Mission and Stevenson boulevards, but the suspect refused to stop, leading police on a car chase for a few blocks, until the stolen vehicle crashed into another car, near the intersection of Walnut and Guardino avenues.

The person who was driving the other vehicle struck during the crash was transported to a local hospital, treated and released.

Police said Lomack fled from the disabled crashed car and they ran after him, until he was apprehended a short distance away. It took police approximately 10 minutes from the time they were called to arrest the suspect.

While searching the stolen car, stolen property from the Soapberry Common burglary was recovered by Fremont officers, who said San Francisco police had also recovered stolen property at a bakery across the Bay from that same burglary.

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