09/22/10 SAN FRANCISCO POLICE ARREST SERIAL ROBBERS
MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT
September 29, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO POLICE ARREST SERIAL ROBBERS
The San Francisco Police Department announces the arrest of suspects responsible for an armed robbery series that occurred overnight September 23-24, 2010. These suspects, described as wearing pony tails, were dubbed the “Pony Tail” robbers.
On Sunday, September 26, 2010, Officers from Mission Station spotted a van matching the description given by robbery victims. Officers stopped the van and an investigation at the scene linked the occupants to one of the earlier robberies. One of the suspects had a handgun on his person at the time of the arrest. Stolen property taken in at least one of the robberies was also recovered from the van. Further investigation by the Criminal Investigation Unit linked these suspects to the other robberies committed in San Francisco as well as to robberies committed in Oakland, California.
An additional suspect was identified and implicated in the Oakland robberies, bringing the total number of suspects to four. San Francisco Police also charged the suspects for the Oakland robberies.
As a result of the collaborative efforts of Mission Station patrol officers, members of the Criminal Investigation Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit, the Police Department was able to identify the following suspects:
Police booked Eduardo Rodriguez (age 28), Jose Rodriguez (age 22), Edgar Rodriguez (age 29) all brothers from Hayward, California and Deandre Ware (age 26) also of Hayward on multiple counts of robbery and conspiracy.
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103