Police arrest teens linked to armed robberies in Newark

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Police reports said arrests have been made in a case linked to Newark armed robberies, with three teenagers as suspects.

Three search and arrest warrants have been served by officers along with the SWAT teams from the counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Arrested were Jeremiah Manor, 19; James Williams, 19; and another 17-year-old whose name is withheld.

“The warrants were the result of over two months of investigation that began on August 17, 2021, when two back-to-back armed robberies occurred at two different convenience stores in Newark,” the police said in a statement. “The weapon used in the robberies was a handgun. The investigation revealed that the robbery suspects were responsible for other robberies committed in Bay Area cities, which led Detectives to residences in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Alameda Counties.”

Recovered from the operation were handguns (3), an embezzled rifle, high-quality magazines, as well as several rounds of ammo.

A couple of armed robberies transpired at convenience stores in Newark last August 17.

According to investigators, the robberies involved the use of handguns.

Police later determined through an investigation that similar suspects were behind separate crimes in the region.

Included in the charges slammed against the suspects were robbery, possession of a “ghost gun”, probation violation, committing a felony without bail, felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession a stolen property, as well as contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the police report said.

The incident is continuously being investigated by officials, KRON4 reported.

Anyone with information in connection to the cases is urged to communicate with the police at (510) 578-4920.