FREMONT -- Police have arrested three men in connection with July 2 armed robberies in Fremont and Milpitas, authorities said.
About 10 p.m. on July 2, three men in a black Chevrolet Silverado began trailing a man leaving his Fremont workplace on his bicycle, Det. Michael Gebhardt said. Two of the suspects got out of the vehicle near the intersection of Irvington Avenue and Fremont Boulevard, rushed the 47-year-old victim and threatened to stab him, making off with money and his cellphone.
Police later learned that the same three men matching the same description injured and robbed an elderly woman of her purse earlier that day in the parking lot of the Great Mall in Milpitas, Gebhardt said.
Throughout the course of Fremont and Milpitas' joint investigation, the three suspects were identified as Jesus Mora, 20, of Oakland; Michael Bryant, 20, of Fremont; and Armando Sandoval, 20, of Oakland.
Police have since been able to locate and arrest all three suspects: Mora in Castro Valley on July 6, Bryant in San Jose on July 9, and Sandoval in Hayward on July 22, Gebhardt said.
Authorities later learned that Mora had been released from state prison just two weeks before, and that Bryant had a felony warrant stemming from a residential burglary.
All three suspects have been charged in connection with the Fremont armed robbery, Gebhardt said. The men face additional charges in Santa Clara County for the robbery in Milpitas.