APD Seeks Residents’ Help to Solve Crimes

Courtesy Alameda Police &nbsp&nbsp The Alameda Police Department released this image of a home invasion robbery suspect.

APD Seeks Residents’ Help to Solve Crimes

The Alameda Police Department (APD) has released the image of a man who is alleged to have committed a home invasion last week. 

APD said a man walked into a home on Lafayette Street while the homeowner was inside Saturday, Sept. 21 (“APD Warns of Home Invasions” Sept. 26). The homeowner, a woman, talked to the suspect for a while to calm him down. After he refused to leave, she ran out of the house and screamed for help. A neighbor came and chased the intruder away before police arrived. 

Before the suspect entered the home, the homeowner’s security camera captured the suspect. The male is seen on the front porch wearing a beanie, while holding a cellphone to his right ear. He is described as an Asian male in his late 20s, about 5’ 8”, with tattoos under his right eye and on both eyelids.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Sgt. Klaus at 337-8340. Reference case number 19-05175.

Additional suspect sought
APD is also searching for a male suspect who allegedly robbed an elderly woman at South Shore Center and may have tried to break into a victim’s home last week. 

The attack took place Wednesday, Sept. 25, around 8 p.m., according to police reports. The 73-year-old victim and her relatives left the Ross store and was about to enter their vehicle when the suspect grabbed her purse. 

The victim did not release her bag immediately. As the suspect tried to pull the purse away he violently dragged the victim toward his getaway vehicle. The suspect eventually procured the purse and entered the passenger seat of an unidentified vehicle and drove off. 

The suspect acquired the victim’s keys and wallet among other items. Later that night someone tried to enter her home in Oakland using the woman’s house keys, according to APD Lt. Hoshmand Durani. The victim’s husband was home at the time and called Oakland police. The suspect fled before officers arrived, according to reports.

The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury in the attack.