Photo: Oanh Hoang
SAN LEANDRO —The fast food carjackers targeted the Nation’s employee as he left his job.
A fake gun garnered fast arrests following the carjacking outside the hamburger joint earlier this week. A pair of suspects was picked up by police about 45 minutes after the incident occurred.
It all happened so fast. Outside the Nation’s Giant Hamburgers restaurant located at 1335 Washington Avenue, an employee had just finished working his long greasy shift at 4 a.m.
First of all, the young man walked towards his car, parked behind a row of stores at Washington Plaza. The next thing he knew a robber confronted him and stole his car.
Seemingly out of nowhere, a vehicle pulled up and someone jumped out. The suspect wore a hooded jacket mostly concealing his face. You know what happens next.
The hoodlum pointed a gun directly at the victim—demanding him to hand over his money and car keys pronto. After the robbery, the victim was ordered to lie on ground, and from there the victim watched his car being driven away.
Later a patrol officer located the stolen car in a parking lot outside Davis Plaza Market. It was one mile away in front of Davis Plaza Market at 1288 Davis Street. Two suspects standing outside the hot vehicle immediately began running away as soon as they spotted a police car.
Police recovered the stolen vehicle, and inside they found a replica firearm hidden under the front seat.
Authorities charged Hubbard and Hoang with committing robbery and carjacking outside Nation’s. Both remain in custody at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Their bail is at $200,000 for each.