Photo: Natalie Frias
UNION CITY — A woman arrested earlier this month allegedly committed several robberies of gas stations. The suspect was armed with a semi-automatic pistol when she demanded money from clerks.
Natalie N. Frias, 22 of Oakland, was identified as the robbery suspect, following months of investigation, which began in August. Frias was finally detained and arrested on February 14 at 9:23 a.m.
Union City police arrived at her residence earlier the same morning, with arrest and search warrants. However, Frias was not at home at the time. She was located and arrested at a different location a few hours later.
While she was being arrested, officers recovered a semi-automatic pistol as evidence, which she had in her possession. The weapon was loaded and not legally registered. Nevertheless, she was safely taken into custody.
Frias was transported later that evening to Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. She was booked at 8:34 p.m. She is being housed at Unit 21B.
A judge set bond for Frias’ release from custody at $340,000. However, she remains behind county bars, pending a plea hearing on March 3 at the East County Hall of Justice.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office filed multiple charges against Frias, who is a previously convicted felon. She presently faces charges for second-degree robberies and weapons-related charges.