Police have released sketches of two suspects who were involved in a home invasion robbery in which police said a woman was attacked and robbed earlier this month.
According to the Fremont Police Department, a 49-year-old woman was taking a nap at about 11:40 a.m., Sept. 8 inside of her Warm Springs home on the 48000 block of Purpleleaf Street when she woke up to find four men surrounding her bed. One of the suspects had a gun, police said.
The woman tried to grab her home phone, but the men snatched it from her, police said. She then tried to grab her cell phone and, again, the suspects took it away from her.
The men then began beating the victim and tried to wrap duct tape around her eyes, according to police.
The woman fought with the suspects for several minutes before breaking free and running to a neighbor’s house. She was later transported to a nearby hospital and treated for facial injuries.
Here are the descriptions of each of the four suspects as described by the Fremont Police Department:
Updated Suspect Information:
Suspect #1 Described as a Mexican male, late 30's to early 40's, middle age, 5'06"-5'08", stocky build with a muscular chest area. He had dark brown medium length hair and a round shaped face. He was wearing a light color, possibly yellow, short sleeve crew neck t-shirt and dark, possibly black, normal fitting jeans. The jeans appeared to be well worn, but not ratty, and may have been work type pants. During the incident he held a black semi-automatic pistol in his right hand. The pistol may have been a compact size and was described as smaller than a full frame. He was not wearing gloves or a mask.
Suspect #2 Described as a Mexican male, and the youngest of the four suspects, appearing to be in his early 20's. He was approximately 5'06", appearing shorter than suspect #1 by 1-2", thin build and a long thin face. Suspect 2 may have had silver color braces on his teeth and had shorter length dark brown hair and brown eyes. His skin was of medium complexion. He was wearing a gray color long sleeve t-shirt or hoody (hooded sweatshirt) that was a little loose and dark color jeans.
Suspect #3 Described as possibly a Mexican male in his late 30's to early 40's. He was approximately 5'07", stock build and big (muscular) across the chest with short dark hair and a round face.
He was wearing a light color short sleeve shirt and used his right fist when he struck the victim.
Suspect #4 Described as a Mexican male in is Late 30's to early 40's, 5'06"-5'07, with a stocky build and a round face. He had brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing a solid color burgundy short sleeve shirt and dark color jeans. He was the first to speak to the victim.
The sketches released are of suspect no. 2 and suspect no. 4.
Anyone with information about any crime in Fremont is asked to contact the Fremont Police Department at 510-790-6900 or by submitting a tip online at www.fremontpolice.org/tip.