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November 12, 2013 > Arrest in gold chain snatch robbery case

Arrest in gold chain snatch robbery case

Submitted By Fremont Police Department

On September 24, 2013 at 1:10 p.m. a 33 year old female victim was returning home from a shopping trip when she was robbed of her gold necklace. As the victim was walking towards her residence (located near Deep Creek Rd and Paseo Padre Pkwy) the suspect came from behind the victim, yelled ÒdonÕt moveÓ and forcibly removed a gold necklace from the victimÕs neck. The victim sustained visible injuries as a result of the attack. The suspect fled with the victimÕs necklace.

Later in the day the Fremont Police Department received an Òanonymous tipÓ from a concerned citizen who saw the suspect flee from the area and get into the get-away vehicle. This alert citizen felt the actions of the suspect were suspicious and was able to write down the vehicle license plate before it fled the area. This brave citizen later sent the tip to Fremont Police Department investigators via our Nixle Tip service.

Detectives in the DepartmentÕs Robbery Unit immediately began working on the information that had been received. The information led investigators to the suspect, who was identified as Oakland resident Charles Stewart. Stewart was found to be currently on parole for a prior robbery conviction. With the assistance of the Berkeley Parole Unit (specifically Parole Agent Kenneth Maden) Stewart was arrested on September 30, 2013. Physical evidence, video surveillance evidence, witness statements and other evidence tied Stewart to the crime.

Today (October 2nd), Stewart was charged with felony robbery and a violation of parole at the Fremont Superior Courthouse.

WeÕd like to thank the anonymous tip reporter for submitting us the information that led to this arrest!

If you have an anonymous tip that you'd like to submit to the Fremont Police Department, you can do it directly from Nixle or visit www.fremontpolice.org/tip to learn more about the tip services we have to offer.

If you have any information relating to this crime, you are encouraged to contact the Fremont Police Department Investigative Unit at 510-790-6900.

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