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March 4, 2014 > Union City Police Log

Union City Police Log

Submitted By Union City PD

Tuesday, February 25
Union City Police Department learned of a series of armed robberies that occurred at Payless Shoe stores in the Cities of San Jose and Newark. The suspect in both of the armed robberies was described as a Hispanic male adult, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black baseball cap, and black sunglasses. The suspect was described as being in possession of a silver handgun. Sgt. Mendez decided to park his vehicle near the Union City Payless Shoe store (on Dyer Street) in an attempt to prevent any additional robberies.

At 8:20 p.m., Sergeant Mendez noticed a male that matched the description of the suspect from the armed robberies. Officers contacted Jose Pulido-Zamora (Hayward resident) a short distance from the Payless Shoe store. Mr. Pulido-Zamora provided a false name to the Officers and said he did not have any identification. Officers were able to identify Mr. Pulido-Zamora and found him to have an active felony warrant for burglary. A search of Mr. Pulido-Zamora and his vehicle led to the recovery of three empty firearm holsters, narcotics, marijuana, and property stolen from two separate residential burglaries in Mountain View. Mr. Pulido-Zamora was arrested and additional follow up is being conducted in an attempt to determine if he had any involvement in the listed armed robberies.

Anyone with information on local crime or any listed incidents should contact the Investigations Division at 510-675-5247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the tips line by calling 510-675-5207 or email

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