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May 7, 2013 > Bicycle officer recovers gun from suspect

Bicycle officer recovers gun from suspect

Submitted By Lt. Randall Brandt, San Leandro PD

On April 30, 2013, at approximately 4 p.m., our bicycle officer was patrolling in the Washington Plaza. A store employee advised him there was a theft in progress inside their store. Our officer contacted the suspects - Sharon Montano, Alameda resident and Ismael Acosta of Oakland - as they left the store. The subjects were detained for the theft and all of the store's merchandise was recovered.

During the investigation, a concealed loaded firearm was recovered from the female's waistband. Lt. Randall Brandt stated, "At face value this appeared to be a simple theft and we are fortunate our officer's sound tactics lead to the safe recovery of a loaded firearm."

Please contact the San Leandro Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division with any information regarding this case at 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278.

Citizens can also send an anonymous tip to San Leandro Police Department by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411. Anonymous web tips can be submitted from the Police Department's website at\

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