FREMONT — Police detectives are investigating possible connections between a home-invasion robbery that came after a similar attempted robbery on the city’s north side, authorities said Tuesday.
Around 11:05 p.m. Monday, a resident was sitting in his vehicle in the 36100 block of Cabrillo Drive when another male approached, aimed a handgun at him and demanded his wallet, iPhone and cash, police said.
The gunman, accompanied by two other males apparently acting as lookouts, then tried to enter the resident’s home. When a family member who was home refused to answer the door, the gunman tried and failed to kick the door down before leaving abruptly, police said.
About an hour later and a little over two miles away, a husband and wife returning home to the 4600 block of Rousillon Avenue in the Ardenwood district parked their vehicle in their garage.
As the couple was about to retrieve their sleeping child from the vehicle’s backseat, three males approached them and demanded their valuable, police said.
According to the report, the males, two of whom had handguns, ordered the couple into their home and ransacked it. After pistol-whipping the husband in the face several times and hitting the woman, the males took the husband’s wallet, an iPhone, keys to their vehicle and home, jewelry and laptop computers, police said.
The husband later sought treatment at an area hospital, but the wife was not visibly injured and their child slept through the robbery, police said.
Anyone with information should call Fremont police at 510-790-6800. Anonymous tips via text are also welcome by texting TIP FREMONTPD followed by the information to 888-777.
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.
Source: East Bay Police seek Fremont home-invasion robbery suspects