A Hayward man who allegedly committed an armed robbery at Fry's Electronics in Palo Alto in late January, stealing gaming consoles, has been arrested, according to the Palo Alto Police Department.
On Feb. 23, detectives from the Palo Alto Police Department learned that San Leandro police officers arrested David Gandara, 30, of Hayward for multiple weapons and narcotics-related offenses on Feb. 10. At the time of his arrest, Gandara was also found in possession of multiple loaded firearms, police said.
Detectives identified Gandara as the second suspect in an armed robbery at Fry's, at 340 Portage Ave., on Jan. 28. Gandara and his partner, Jason Fayad, 24, of Hayward, ran out of the electronics store after allegedly stealing three gaming consoles valued at about $1,200. When a Fry's employee attempted to stop them, Gandara allegedly pulled a handgun and pointed it at the worker, who backed away, police said. The two men ran outside. The employee was not injured.
Fayad was arrested on Feb. 4 and charged with felony robbery and commercial burglary.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant from the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office charging Gandara with one count of felony armed robbery and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, also a felony. Police served the arrest warrant while he was still in custody at the Alameda County Main Jail on March 12.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.