The Blotter Highlights ending August 27, 2023
Union City Police Department
On Friday, August 18th, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 31800 block of Alvarado Boulevard. The elderly victim told police that three suspects robbed him at gunpoint after withdrawing money from an ATM. The suspects fled in a new white sports utility vehicle. The victim described two suspects as Black males in their teens to early twenties and a third unknown race suspect.
On Sunday, August 20th, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery in the 31800 block of Alvarado Boulevard. While using the ATM, two suspects robbed the victim at gunpoint of cash and a cell phone. The victim described the suspects as Black males, between 16 and 22 years old, and 5'8" to 6'0" tall. The suspects fled in a white sports utility vehicle.
On Friday, August 25th, at approximately 7:52 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery in the 31800 block of Alvarado Boulevard. Two suspects armed with handguns robbed the victim of her purse and cash after using the ATM. The suspects, described as two Black males, 6'0" tall, then fled in a white colored sedan.
On Saturday, October 19th, at approximately 10:40 p.m., officers responded to a carjacking at Union Landing. The victim was walking through the parking lot when suddenly, he felt a kick to the back. He turned around and saw a suspect pointing a gun at him. A second suspect demanded his keys and the victim complied. The suspects fled in the victim's vehicle. Both suspects were unknown race males in their twenties, wearing masks.
On Monday, August 21st, at approximately 6:47 p.m., officers responded to a carjacking at Union Landing. The victim was standing outside his car when an unidentified vehicle pulled up next to him. A male approached him with a handgun and demanded his keys. The victim refused to turn over the keys, so the suspect pistol-whipped him. Several males exited the vehicle and battered the victim, ultimately taking his keys and vehicle. The victim described the armed suspect as a Black male, late teens to early twenties, 5'9"-5'10", and thin. There were four other suspects, described as Hispanic males, 16-19 years old, 5'8"-5'9".
On Sunday, August 27th, at approximately 10:34 p.m., officers responded to a carjacking in the 1700 block of Decoto Road. The victim was forcibly removed from the seat of the vehicle while the suspect held a weapon to her throat. The driver exited and complied with the suspect's demands for the keys, and the suspect fled in her car. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 30-40 years of age, medium build with a bald head. He was last seen wearing a red plaid button-up shirt and dark-colored pants.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
On Friday, August 18th, at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers responded to an assault in the 31200 block of Courthouse Drive. An argument ensued between the victim and the suspect inside the business over cutting in line. The suspect punched the victim once in the face and then paid for her items. The victim followed the suspect to take a photo of her vehicle's license plate. The suspect struck the victim with her vehicle while fleeing the scene. The victim sustained minor visible injuries and was transported to the hospital at her request. The case is active, pending the identification of the suspect.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
BURGLARIES AND CAR THEFTS
From Monday, August 14th, to Sunday, August 27th, there were three residential burglaries reported.
From Monday, August 14th, to Sunday, August 27th, there were four commercial burglaries reported.
AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
From Monday, August 14th, to Sunday, August 27th, there were fourteen auto burglaries. Four occurred at Union Landing, and the rest occurred in residential areas.
From Monday, August 14th, to Sunday, August 27th, there were nineteen reported vehicle thefts. As of the time of this report, nine of the vehicles have been recovered.
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