OAKLAND — A homeless man previously arrested and convicted several times is staying inside familiar surroundings again. Police escorted him back to jail for two parole violations and one new robbery.
Police picked up the 51-year-old Oakland resident, Andrew Ceniceros, Jr., on an arrest warrant on July 5. Then they brought Ceniceros back to Dublin, and booked him again at Santa Rita Jail.
From a law enforcement perspective, Ceniceros keeps busy but he apparently prefers not to travel far from home. His charges involve committing numerous robberies and attempted robberies throughout Alameda County.
Ceniceros allegedly robbed or attempted to rob a bakery, bank, card store, cell phone store, fast food restaurant, an ice cream shop, a shoe store, supermarket; two drug stores and three other businesses. All these crimes happened while he was free on parole.
In addition, investigators suspect Ceniceros of committing still more robberies under investigation in Berkeley, Hayward and San Leandro.
Some robberies were recorded by video surveillance cameras and all the robberies followed a similar pattern. The suspect walked into a store and pretended to be a customer. When the cash register opened, the robber showed off a gun and demanded money.
A parole officer interrupted the crime spree when he recognized Ceniceros as the suspect depicted in flyers distributed following the robberies.
He now remains in custody and ineligible for bail.