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April 27, 2010 > Police search for second suspect in Newark burglary

Police search for second suspect in Newark burglary

Submitted By Darryl Manrique, Newark PD

Newark police are looking for a male suspect wanted in connection with a residential burglary. The incident began on Friday, April 16 at 1:35 p.m., when a Newark Police officer was investigating a suspicious vehicle driving mid-block on Graham Ave. between Olive and Cherry St.

As the vehicle was coming to a stop, the front passenger jumped from the vehicle while still moving and fled southbound through residential yards, jumping fences, then out of sight of the officer. The suspect is described as a Hispanic Male in his late teens or early twenties, 5'7'' tall, medium to heavy build; last seen wearing a green shirt, dark jeans and one brown shoe.

A perimeter was quickly established as the driver, a male juvenile, reported that he had been carjacked and kidnapped at gun point by the passenger. Officers from the Fremont Police Department, Major Crimes Taskforce, and East Bay Regional Parks Police assisted in a house-to-house search of the area.

While canvassing the area, officers located a home on the 6600 block of Baine Ave. that had just been burglarized. A witness to that residential burglary described the suspects as two Hispanic males driving a vehicle that fit the description of the vehicle involved in the alleged carjacking. The driver and alleged carjacking victim were positively identified as the suspects involved in the residential burglary.

Officers later found stolen property in the vehicle belonging to the burglary victim, and they arrested the driver, 18-years-old Zapata, Felipe Ibanez of Sunnyvale, in connection with the burglary. "The investigation is ongoing and the second suspect that escaped that day should be identified soon," said Police Detective, Special Enforcement Team, Darryl Manrique, Newark PD.

Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact Detective Darryl Manrique at (510) 578-4287. Information can also be left anonymously on the "silent witness" hotline at (510) 578-4000, extension 500.

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