Palo Alto police nab suspected Fry's robber

Second, armed suspect still at large

One of two men suspected of stealing gaming consoles from Fry's Electronics in Palo Alto on Jan. 28 was arrested Wednesday in Hayward by Palo Alto police detectives.

Detectives took Jason Alaa Fayed, 24, into custody without incident around 10:15 a.m. after members of the Hayward Police Department had identified Fayed from surveillance footage of the crime.

A second suspect, who pointed a gun at a security guard who tried to stop the theft, is still at large, the police stated in a press release. In addition to the surveillance footage, the department has released a sketch of the armed man.

Fayed was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on charges of robbery, conspiracy, and burglary. Fayed and his partner allegedly grabbed three gaming consoles valued at $1,200 from the store at 340 Portage Ave. and ran off.

The security guard was not injured.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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2 people like this
Posted by Mr.Recycle
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Nice work PAPD, and big thanks to the Hayward Police Department!

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Posted by Barron Park dad
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 5, 2015 at 3:04 pm

I wonder how the police found them? Just from the video feed?

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Good work PAPD & HPD !

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 5, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Interesting to compare artist sketch with mugshot. Overall or feature by feature. Makes me wonder whether I could help an artist do a sketch from memory, though I might recognize the person if I saw him again.

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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Gethin is a registered user.

Good job PDs! Hope you get the other guy as well.

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