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Written By: Jim Emerson
ALAMEDA —A man suspected of attempted robbery at a fast-food restaurant was arrested three blocks away outside a Mexican restaurant. The same suspect has been locked up 16 times since 2014.
His latest arrest involves an incident in downtown Alameda on January 18. It happened at the Jack in the Box drive-thru at 1257 Park Street. He allegedly approached a car, pointed a firearm at the occupants, but fled without taking anything.
A photo of the suspect was transmitted to patrol officers. They began searching for him at 12:50 p.m. They recognized the suspect in connection with an unrelated battery incident that occurred one day earlier.
Officers observed Randall D. Adams, 54, while he was walking outside La Penca Azul restaurant at 1440 Park Street. They arrested him at 2:08 p.m. He was transported and booked at Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
Authorities filed 15 charges against Adams on January 19. His charges include attempted second-degree robbery and use of a firearm, among other allegations. He is also suspected of elder abuse and battery in an unrelated incident.
Adams who is unemployed has prior arrests on his record for assault, battery, receiving stolen property, and vehicle thefts. He is no longer listed in the Alameda County jail roster for his latest interaction with law enforcement. Besides Alameda County, Adams also has previous arrests on his record in San Joaquin County.