Photo: Demareia D Duncan and Tiana Cook
FREMONT — Four individuals were seen running from the scene of a strong-arm robbery of an AT&T store on July 2. Two of the suspects involved are now in custody while two other suspects remain at large.
The robbery happened in the Fremont Hub central business district. The suspects were spotted shortly before 9 p.m. by a police sergeant on patrol. The sergeant saw three men running with armfuls of electronics and then getting into a car driven by a woman.
The suspects and sergeant literally crossed paths. It happened at a parking lot near the intersection of Mowery Avenue and Fremont Boulevard. That’s where the AT&T store is located at 39121 Fremont Boulevard.
Simultaneously, while the sergeant was contacting a police dispatcher, a 911 caller confirmed that a robbery just took place. The sergeant wasted no time in pursuing the suspects, and the dispatcher sent more officers to assist.
Police pulled over the woman driving with the three men. The 22-year-old driver Tiana Cook of Richmond was arrested on the side of Fremont Boulevard at 8:52 p.m. Her companions fled towards a drainage canal.
Cook was booked at the Fremont Detention Facility, where she is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond. Her arraignment is July 5 for second degree robbery.
A second suspect, Demareia D. Duncan, 21 of Antioch, was arrested at 10:47 p.m. Duncan was found hiding in a backyard of a home on the 4100 block of Bell Common. Authorities are still seeking the other two suspects who remain at large.
Duncan was booked on multiple charges at Santa Rita Jail. His charges include second degree robbery, burglary and receiving stolen property.
Duncan also faces special allegations due to his prior criminal record. If he is convicted, Duncan will be eligible for sentencing at state prison. His arraignment is also July 5.