Cops: Hayward credit union robber nabbed

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Here's KTVU crime reporter Henry Lee's Rap Sheet blog for July 14, 2016:

CREDIT UNION ROBBERY SUSPECT NABBED: A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a Hayward credit union, police said today.

Drew Austin Cary, a 25-year-old transient, walked into the Bay Cities Credit Union at 22777 Main St. about 1:40 p.m. May 2 and handed a teller a note, police said. He demanded "all the money and claimed to have a gun," authorities said.

He fled on foot but was later identified by physical evidence and surveillance video, police said.

A warrant for his arrest was issued June 17, and Cary was arrested by Sacramento County sheriff's investigators on Tuesday. Alameda County prosecutors charged him today with robbery.

He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail at the Hayward City Jail.

TWO HELD IN SF CRIME SPREE: San Francisco police have arrested two suspects in connection with a series of crimes, including the theft of two two cells phones as the victim was playing the Pokemon Go game.

Manu Pomele, 19, and Jonathan Limu, 20, both of San Francisco  Lima and Pomele were booked at San Francisco County Jail on numerous counts of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, gun-related allegations, attempted carjacking and conspiracy.

About 8 p.m. Sunday, a 16-year-old boy holding his cell phone and his sister's phone while playing Pokemon Go was accosted by one of the suspects on Burrows Street. The robber stole both devices before running to a getaway car driven by the other.

Early the next morning, at 1:10 a.m., a 19-year-old man was robbed and punched numerous times in the head by the suspects at 23rd and Dakota streets.

Less than an hour later, as officers were taking a report on this incident, they heard gunfire, and a Pontiac passed them. The officers believed the occupants had fired the shots but later determined that they were the intended victims of the gunfire. 

At 4 a.m., a 58-year-old man sitting in his car at Vermont and Mariposa streets was robbed by the suspects, who also demanded his car. The victim drove off.

At 7:45 a.m., officers responding to a "well-being" check found Pomele at Wisconsin and Madera streets and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. Police said they found several rounds of pistol ammunition in his pant pocket.

Lima was arrested Monday morning.

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