FREMONT -- Two men have received lengthy prison sentences and another man is headed to jail for their involvement in robbing a 47-year-old man on a bicycle and threatening to stab him last year in Fremont, police said Wednesday.
The man was leaving work on his bike on July 2, 2012 when he was followed by three men in a black Chevrolet Silverado near the intersection of Irvington Avenue and Fremont Boulevard, police said. Without warning, two of the men jumped out of the vehicle and rushed the victim, threatening to stab him if he didn't turn over his cash and cell phone, said Detective Michael Gebhardt.
The victim was not badly injured.
Working with Milpitas police, Fremont detectives identified Jesus Mora, 20, of Oakland, Michael Bryant, 20, of Fremont and Armando Sandoval, 20, of Oakland as the suspects.
Police said Mora, who had been released from prison two weeks before the robbery, was located by Fremont police and arrested. Bryant was arrested in San Jose and Sandoval was later picked up in Hayward. At the time of his arrest, Bryant had a felony warrant stemming from a residential burglary case out of Hayward, police said.
The three men were charged in connection with the robbery and pleaded no contest to robbery charges.
Within the last month, ¿Bryant received a 10-year prison sentence for his involvement in the Fremont robbery while Mora was sentenced to eight years in prison. Sandoval received a 5-month jail sentence.