FREMONT -- Two men were arrested on robbery charges Sunday after police said they tried to rob and abduct a man at gunpoint about an hour after they are suspected of committing another theft.
Jonathan Porter, 19, of Newark, and Tyree Moore, 20, of Union City, were arrested on suspicion of robbery after being identified as the suspects in the two separate Fremont incidents Sunday evening.
About 10:35 p.m., a victim reported that two men with handguns pushed him and tried to force him into their car near the Waterstone Apartments on the 39000 block of Leslie Street, Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said. The men were unsuccessful and took off in the vehicle, described as a maroon four-door vehicle, possibly a Pontiac, with special wheels and tinted windows.
Police spotted the vehicle traveling west on Sundale and performed a traffic stop at the Sundale and Bidwell drives, Bosques said. The officer identified the men as the robbery suspects and performed a search of the car, recovering the weapon, a pellet gun, from under the front passenger seat.
Also recovered in the search was a stolen iPhone and debit card, tying the suspects to another robbery that took place at the Heritage Village apartments on the 38000 block of Fremont Boulevard about an hour earlier, Bosques said.
The men were arrested on robbery charges in connection with both incidents, Bosques said. The victims in both robberies were not hurt.