UNION CITY – Police have already arrested five suspects but are seeking additional information from the public concerning an ongoing investigation of a recent robbery that occurred at Mariner Park near 3134 Dorado Drive.
The victim told police that he believed his ex-girlfriend lured him to an isolated area of the park at 1:10 a.m. on May 27, where he was attacked and robbed by four young men. The suspects allegedly punched and kicked the victim several times, then robbed him of his wallet, mobile phone, and belt.
His former girlfriend Vanessa Sanchez, 18, of Citrus Heights, allegedly fled with his four assailants, according to the victim, who provided police with a description of Sanchez, four men and two vehicles used to drive away from the park.
While officers were interviewing the victim, he received a text message alerting him that one of his stolen credit cards had just been used to pay for a purchase at the In-N-Out Burger restaurant located at 32060 Union Landing Way.
Officers converged on the restaurant where they located and detained the occupants of the two suspected getaway vehicles, and recovered the property of the victim, who identified the four men as the suspects who had attacked and robbed him.
The victim’s former girlfriend Sanchez was taken into custody, along with Terrell Brown, 19, of Hayward; Justin Bell, 19 of Oakland; Dvan Molden, 19, of Antioch; and Kris Garrido, 19 of Oakland. They were charged with robbery, making criminal threats, possession of stolen property, and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Police have asked that anyone any with information about the incident to call the police tips line at 510-675-5207, or e-mail Tips@unioncity.org.