Man and Two Teens Arrested after Robbery Witness Reportedly Shot At
Photo: Ronald Hayes
UNION CITY — A man and two juveniles were arrested for allegedly robbing a woman and then shooting at a witness who followed them. The robbery and shooting occurred in Union City and the suspects were apprehended 15 miles away in East Oakland.
UCPD officers were dispatched on August 3 to the area of 8 th and H streets. They located a 44- year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound in his leg, requiring medical treatment at a hospital.
Investigators learned that the shooting victim saw two of the suspects rob jewelry from a woman. The suspects ran to a waiting getaway vehicle, and shot at the witness to the robbery, before fleeing.
The witness was able to provide a description of the getaway vehicle and license plate number. The three suspects were later located about 15 miles away near the East Oakland Sports Center located on Edes Avenue in Oakland.
Officers recovered a high-capacity pistol magazine. However, no weapons were located when they arrested Ronald Hayes, 29 of Union City.
Hayes was booked into Santa Rita Jail, where he remains in custody in lieu of $275,000 bond. Hayes faces charges for robbery, discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle, and assault with a semi-automatic firearm.
He also faces additional charges for evading arrest by driving on the wrong side of a road. Plus, he had an outstanding warrant for addict in possession of a firearm.
A 17-year-old juvenile faces charges for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. The third suspect, a 16-year-old faces charges for robbery and attempted murder.
Anyone with information about the robbery or shooting can call UCPD detective Nicolas Perry at 510-675-5266 or email NicolasP[AT]unioncity.org.