Albany police log: Employees tied up in cigarette store robbery; bank robbed; street robbery by man reported carrying a trumpet
05/28/2014 01:48:55 PM PDT
MONDAY, May 19 ARMED ROBBERY -- At 1:30 p.m. a man and a woman working at Cigarette Discounters on San Pablo Avenue reported being tied up and robbed. They reported that three men with guns, two wearing masks and one with a hoodie disguising his face, came into the store, jumped over the counter and tied them up. The thieves stole cigarettes and were last seen fleeing in a car on San Pablo Avenue.
TUESDAY, May 20 THEFT -- A Washington Avenue resident returned home at 3 p.m. and discovered that someone had stolen their router. THEFT -- At 9 a.m. a resident on Ordway Street reported that a bike was stolen from the home's porch overnight.
THURSDAY, May 22 DUI -- At 12:30 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle near Marin and Kains avenues for a vehicle code violation. They arrested the driver, a 19-year-old man for suspicion of DUI and driving with a suspended license. BURGLARY -- The owner of Pearl House on San Pablo Avenue called at 11 a.m. to report coming to the business and finding a window open and the cashier case empty. ROBBERY -- At 12:30 p.m. a person described as a black male adult in his 30s, wearing a black puffy jacket and black pants robbed Mechanics Bank on San Pablo Avenue by showing the teller a note. The teller did not see any weapons and the subject was last seen headed toward Washington Avenue on foot. VANDALISM -- Between 3 and 3:30 p.m. vandals kicked out the front driver's window of a car near Talbot and Marin avenues. DRUGS -- At 6:30 p.m. officers arrested a 56-year-old Oakland man for suspicion of two counts of drug possession on the 1000 block of San Pablo Avenue.
FRIDAY, May 23 WARRANT -- At 2 a.m. a 36-year-old Paramount woman was arrested in the 800 block of San Pablo Avenue for an outstanding warrant. WARRANT -- A 29-year-old Albany man was arrested for an outstanding warrant near San Pablo and Brighton avenues at 10:30 a.m. BURGLARY -- A resident on Solano Avenue called at 4:30 p.m. to report that their home had been burglarized within the previous two hours. THEFT -- At 7:30 p.m. security at Target in the 1000 block of Eastshore reported that a group of four men and one child were in the store and one of the men was observed concealing two bottles of Hennessy in his pants while the rest of the group appeared to be paying for items. They were last seen departing in a dark green Ford Taurus with chrome rims and tinted windows. Officers located a matching vehicle and arrested three Richmond men, ages 24, 23 and 19, for suspicion of burglary and conspiracy.
SATURDAY, May 24 DUI -- At 4 a.m. officers responded to reports of two people who appeared to be intoxicated and were getting into a car in the 800 block of San Pablo Avenue. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, a 24-year-old El Sobrante woman, for suspicion of two counts of DUI. They also arrested the passenger, a 20-year-old El Sobrante man, for suspicion of disorderly conduct. AUTO THEFT -- A vehicle on Cornell Avenue and a vehicle on Kains Avenue were stolen overnight. DRUGS -- At 1:30 p.m. officers investigated a vehicle illegally parked in a handicap space at Target. A 34-year-old Hayward woman was arrested for suspicion of drug possession and a probation violation and the vehicle was towed. ROBBERY -- An employee at Radio Shack called at 2:30 p.m. to report being robbed by a person simulating a gun in his pocket. The thief was described as a black male adult in his 40s or early 50s wearing gray jeans, a black coat, black shoes, black hat and carrying a trumpet. He was last seen walking on Kains Avenue toward El Cerrito.
SUNDAY, May 25 VANDALISM -- At noon a caller reported that someone had "keyed" her car while it was parked in the Target parking lot the previous evening. ASSAULT -- At 10 p.m. officers arrested a 36-year-old Albany man at his home on Pierce Street for suspicion of causing corporal injury.
-- Kristina Osborn