Robbery Suspects Sought After Home Invasion In Kitiyama Neighborhood

A man was struck in the head with a gun during the incident

Police are searching for three suspects who reportedly ransacked the home of an elderly couple during a home invasion robbery Monday afternoon.

Union City police officers said the robbery was reported around 2 p.m. in the Kitiyama neighborhood after two suspects forced their way inside of the home of an elderly couple as the elderly man was trying to shut the front door while returning from home.

Police said the first suspect pushed both homewoners down to the floor and "forcefully removed the elderly female's jewelry." 

The second suspect found a young adult male locked in a bedroom, struck him in the head with the gun, ransacked the bedroom and took more property, police said. 

Both suspects fled on foot to a waiting vehicle, described as a newer model silver Audi sedan or BMW with chrome rims and tinted black windows.

The vehicle was last seen being driven past Kitiyama Elementary School onto Medallion Drive, according to a Union City Police press release.

The first suspect was described as a thin black or Hspanic male between the ages of 19 and 20 years old. Police said witnesses said he concealed his face and was armed with a handgun.

The second suspect was described as a thin, 5-foot-11, dark-skinned black male about 20 years old who was last seen wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and was armed with a gun.

Police had no description of the third suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Union City Police Department's Tip Line at 510-675-5207 or call Det. Valdehueza at 510-675-5354.

Edward May 14, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Blacks attacking elderly and driving away in a BMW. Looks like we all need to load our guns and keep them ready. This is not a case of poor people needing money to eat, this is rich kids out to hurt and steal from Elderly Whites. Lock and Load, Baby Boomers, it's time to defend what you faught for in Viet Nam. Replace those 3/4 inch trim screws, that hold the hinges, on your doors, with 3 inch screws that go all the way into the 2X4 that holds the foor frame and the same with the door knob hardware. If they get thrugh that...Aim for the head and shoot. Interior doors also need the 3 Inch Screws on their hardware. Retreat to your "Safe Room" that has the GUN and point it at the re-inforced door. They are already inside your home and they will not hesitate to hurt you. After all, it is not about the money, it is about "Black Vengence" on Elderly Whites. Burgelers do not invade when people are home....Killers do.
F Street May 14, 2013 at 07:25 PM
I'm ready!
Michael N. May 14, 2013 at 08:35 PM
this is about crime, they saw easy victims.. invaded the safest place we know, the home and agressively took what wasn't theirs. This could have been a worse news story, glad the family is safe. In my neighborhood, I watch what's going on..I'm not nosy but can tell who is a negihbor and who is either visiting or walking through. Be nice if their neighbors stopped by and said hello to the elderly couple
Edward May 15, 2013 at 01:44 AM
Proud to be Black commented on Robbery Suspects Sought After Home Invasion In Kitiyama Neighborhood, which you are following. "Edward, you're obviously a racist...deal with your issues. (Edward...No I Am Not) If you read the article without hate in your heart against Blacks, you would've noticed it said Hispanic or Black. (Edward Second suspect was described as only BLACK) But you chose to ignore that description. I can only guess because your Hispanic?? (Edward.. nope, not hispanic) I would like to enlighten you on a few facts: there are many well educated, law abiding Blacks in this city and throughout this country. I know because I'm one of them and have brought into this world 2 African men that are not criminals, are college educated and well rounded productive citizens. And yes, this was accomplished with their father...My HUSBAND not "my babies daddy" who by the way earned a masters degree in Criminal Justice. So, when you speak of Blacks please don't generalize us. ( Edward...Didn't generslize. just warned against those who ride around in BMWs and prey on the Helpless Elderly Whites.) There are criminals of all races. Sandy Hook shooting, marathon bombing in Boston and the senseless murder of Vernon Eadins. It's best to be thought of as a racist than to open your mouth and confirm it. It's scary to me, but not surprising that individuals like you are living in my city or state. May God continue to protect the couple that was attacked." (Retracted-Patch)
Edward May 15, 2013 at 01:59 AM
This was meant to be a warning, against those who attacked the Elderly, not to re-visit Union City. We know your decstription and your M.O. We will be ready next time. If you Bring a Gun...Expect to DIE. As far as the comments from "Proud to be Black", You took this wrong if you thought it was racist. If these had been White, Hispanic or Asian Gang members, i would have typed the same warning. I also showed how you could help protect ones self and the ones you love from someone else putting themselves through a locked Door and hurting you or your family. If the door does not stop them, a bullet will, if you are trying to protect yourself. If I got your attention, maybe, I got theirs. After all, this was a "HATE CRIME" Aginst WHITES rather than a simple theft, why all the Violence against the occupants of the home even after they got the valuables they wanted or could get.?
Edward May 15, 2013 at 02:12 AM
And they WILL be Back, so, BE READY! Union City is noted for it's Pillipino against Hispanic Politics and the Graphiti that followed. Now it's "Dark Skinned" males riding around in "fancy Imports" looking for Elderly drivers (with Handycap Place cards" to follow home and rob " AT GUN POINT." Get the Picture? Union City is going to have a decline in "Property Values" if we do not fight back against abuse of any KIND. Don't give in and SELL! Fight back with Locks, Alarms, 911 calls and Guns. What ever works to "Take a Bite out of Crime".
Artie May 15, 2013 at 04:26 AM
I'm surprised the criminals were black.
Priscilla May 15, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Sad to say I was also a victim of a robber in September 2012 I live in Medallion Drive and after 6 months I was a victim again while my alarm was in-force, my neighbor informed me that 2 young Black men came to her door and was asking for directions to Logan Hish School, and this was last month April 22, I am sure it is the same robbers. Yes it is time for us to be more aware of our sorrounding robbers are not only Black, but all colors . So we need to be more cautious be sure no unknown cars are parked in the street, be alert, show you are a nosy neighbor...I had the alarm on when my house was ransacked 3 weeks ago but it did not dter the Robbers... so for all ADT customer be vigiland call ADT, BAY Alarm etc... be sure your alalrm is working properly, ADAT did not advise me that you have to call ADT every month to be sure your alarm is working, I am planning to sue them for my loss while my alarm was on. It is not the money but all the photos on our lap tops, and I pad and jewelry my husband has given me and the peace of mind of being safe if you have and alarm. So dear neighbor's let us be vigilant in figthing CRIME let us not dwell on the color of the Robbers because they come in all color and nationality, race, religion they do not respect the homeowner, They Do Not Have Respect at all... Thank you Neighbor's
Edward May 17, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Update...3 men involved with at least 2 automatic weapons. On Monday afternoon about 14:06 hours (2:06 PM) officers are sent to 32675 Foxglove Way to investigate an unknown problem. (dispatcher could not understand broaken English) Officers determined that this was a home invasion robbery in which two BMA’s, (Police are afraid to say: "Black, Male, Adults"),follow an elderly East Indian ( Not White) to his home and force their way in as he is entering it. The suspects produce a black semi auto pistol and an "Uzi type" (Not legaly sold in California) weapon ordering the family to the ground. One victim is pistol whipped about the head.( After they forced there way into a locked bedroom) The suspects flee in a silver 4 door Audi or BMW type vehicle with a third suspect driving. Press release attached. Who says Union City is not Gang Infested? Homeowners, time for you to have more "firepower". The criminals already have their guns and are comming after YOU. Most east Indians are PACIFISTS AND DON'T OWN GUNS. Notice, they choose their targets that are defensless and wear a lot of GOLD.
Green Is Better May 20, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Everyone should be careful and aware. My wife and I came home one night and noticed a couple of lights were on. I peaked into the house and knew something was wrong. We called UCPD and they got there within 4 minutes. The burglars fled out the back, jumped a fence, and took with them family heirlooms, electronics, etc.... The police said it was likely people looking for items they could quickly "fence" so they could get drug money. They probably would have killed us we were told, because people who needed a fix are they're only focused on that. If you're in their way, too bad. So lock your doors, be very careful when you leave your house. Remember Bairu? He'd be one of those types. Doesn't matter what race. This happens all over - from the Mission Blvd to the UC Blvd.
Edward May 22, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Cops always say "Drug money" but it could be money for "Video Games", or to to get and "Galaxy s4" Phone or even pay a payment on that BMW they drove away in. No one will hire ex-cons so they become better thieves.
Edward May 24, 2013 at 01:56 PM
UPDATE....More Roberies at GUNPOINT in Union City.... Armed Robbery Report On Tuesday (05/21/13) at 10:15 p.m., Officers investigated an armed robbery that occurred in the playground of 34888 11th Street. A group of friends were in the area when a suspect approached them. The suspect produced a silver revolver and demanded the victim’s cell phones and backpacks. The suspect was described as a black male, between 15 and 19 years old. Armed Robbery Report On Wednesday (05/22/13), a victim reported being robbed at gun point in the area of Kennedy Park. The victim said the incident occurred on 05/21/13. The description of the suspect appears consistent with the prior armed robbery from 11th Street. Anyone with information about these incidents should contact the Investigations Unit.
Edward June 07, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Armed Robbery on Central Avenue On Saturday June 1 at 9:53 p.m., two adults were walking home after using the Bank of the West ATM machine on Central Avenue. The victims were approached by two male suspects wearing dark clothing. One of the suspects pointed a semiautomatic style handgun at the victims. The suspects then demanded the victims to drop all of their valuables on the ground. The second suspect then collected the victim’s valuables while the first suspect held them at gunpoint. The victims fled into Robin Court after the incident. The suspects were described as black males, in their early to middle 20’s. One of the suspects was described as being about 5 foot 10 inches tall, and weighing about 175 pounds.
Edward June 07, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Armed Robbery on Tamarack Drive On Saturday June 1 at 11:12 p.m., an adult male and female were approached by two suspects as they walked back to their parked car on Tamarack Drive, near Ithaca Street. Both suspects were holding firearms when they demanded the victims drop their property on the ground. The victims said a third suspect was acting as a lookout, while the two suspects demanded their property. The suspects were last seen getting into a white or silver colored sedan. The three suspects were described as being black males, 5 foot 9 inches to 6 feet tall, and approximately 20 years old. This incident and the prior robbery at the Bank of the West are most likely related. Anyone with any information about either of these cases should contact the Investigations Unit.
Edward June 07, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Same men, Same car and same MO. Elderly people walking home. Gang Land. Lock and Load union City. These guys are dangerouse.
Artie June 07, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Locked and loaded inside the house. Too bad it's all but impossible to get a carry permit around here.
Edward June 08, 2013 at 06:07 PM
@ Artie...These robbers don't have permits, they don't care about the Law. their "Get Away Car" is parked nearby. If you see 3 Black men, in a white or silver colored car, parked in your neighborhood, call the Union City Police and get the license plate number of the car. Use a camera but "do not approach". If you see one man, in the car, the crime is "in Progress" Call the Union City police and say "Crime is in progress, men armed". Then hunker down because the "lead will Fly" with the Union City Police" and bullets will be flying everywhere including into homes and cars in the area. Do not bring your firearms out of your home, or you will be "Fair Game" for both the Criminals and the Union City Police.
Edward June 13, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Aquino says his nephew was on his way home from the gym just before 11 p.m. That's when he was rear-ended near the corner of Market Street and Stanford Avenue in North Oakland. "Whether that was intentional or accidental, that is yet to be determined," OPD spokesperson Sgt. Johnna Watson said. "Our victim did do the right thing. He pulled over." Nakano turned the corner and got out on Market Street. Police say traffic cameras captured two men in a silver, newer model sedan, confronting the victim and shooting him one time.
Edward June 28, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Update... Octogenarian Robbed in Park On Tuesday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m., an 88-year-old male was at Arroyo Park when he was approached by two suspects. The suspects demanded the victim’s gold jewelry and threatened the elderly male with a knife. The victim suffered a laceration on his hand as he attempted to take the knife away from one of the suspects. The suspects fled the area on foot after taking jewelry from the victim. The suspects were described as two black males, about 20 years old. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Investigations Division.


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