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November 9, 2010 > Union City robbery

Union City robbery

Submitted By Lt. Gloria Lopez-Vaughan, Union City PD

The Union City Police Department is asking for assistance from the public to locate a potentially dangerous person, who has been identified as one of the suspects in a recent armed robbery. The robbery occurred on October 29 at the Mission View Food and Liquor Store located at 33503 Mission Boulevard, Union City.

Three subjects entered the store armed with a rifle and two handguns. They forced the employees to the back of the store at gun point and then fled with two cash registers from the store. The suspects ran to a waiting vehicle and were driven away from the scene. Fremont Police Sergeant R. Little stopped the suspect vehicle a short time later in Fremont, near the Union City border, and the four occupants ran from the vehicle. One suspect, Joseph Mendez, 19 years old from Union City, was captured a short time later and is currently in custody. Officers recovered weapons and evidence linked to this crime at the scene.

Union City Detectives have identified a second suspect involved in this robbery. As of this date, the second suspect has not been captured and is being sought by police. The outstanding suspect is described as Israel Jaquez, date of birth: 07/14/89, height: 5'01", weight: 125 lbs., hair: brown, eyes: brown.

Jaquez' last known address was in Fremont and he currently has a $270,000 felony warrant for his arrest as a result of this robbery investigation. Jaquez has a previous conviction for robbery and should be considered "Armed and Dangerous." Contact the police if you know his whereabouts.

Anyone with information about this case, or has knowledge of the other persons involved in this robbery, should contact Union City Police Detective S. Cesaretti at (510)675-5227.

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