Two women are now in custody for an Alameda robbery that occurred on June 25 in the 900 block of Broadway, according to a recent update from the Alameda Police Department (APD). The arrest followed an extensive investigation.
The initial call to APD on June 25 at about 3:15 p.m. stated that a driver struck a woman with a car, APD reported. Officers who responded to the scene located the victim and several witnesses. During the initial investigation, officers learned the victim was sitting in their car when a person approached and stole personal items from the vehicle. As the suspect ran back to their vehicle, the victim attempted to chase after the suspect. While trying to recover the stolen items, the victim was dragged by the suspect’s car and sustained injuries.
Officers canvassed the area but were initially unable to locate the involved parties. The case was referred to detectives who conducted an extensive follow-up investigation. On Tuesday, August 8, two suspects, a 30-year-old woman and a 28-year-old woman, were taken into custody and booked into Santa Rita Jail.
The victim told APD she was grateful for the regular updates and commended the tenacity of the investigators who focused on solving the case. APD expressed their appreciation for the community’s patience while investigators conducted a thorough investigation to identify the involved parties.
As reported on July 21 by the Alameda Post, Alameda Police officers located human remains along the shoreline near the Bay Farm Island Bridge while responding to a call on July 20, at around 3:30 p.m.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau also responded to initiate a death investigation. Based on the coroner’s initial findings, the death is now being investigated as a homicide.
On Wednesday, APD updated the public, stating that the coroner’s autopsy determined the remains belong to that of a female, but the woman’s identity remains unknown. The woman is believed to have been 25 to 40 years of age. Given the nature of this investigation, limited information is available to the public. Anyone with information that may help determine the woman’s identity is urged to call APD at 510-337-8340.