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Deandre McLoed alleged armed robbery suspect who escaped Fremont police last month arrested



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An armed robbery suspect who escaped Fremont police last month by running across Interstate Highway 880 and hiding out in a Starbucks was arrested near his mother’s apartment in San Leandro on Wednesday, police said. Deandre McLoed, 20, of Hayward was taken into custody near his mother’s apartment on 164th Avenue in San Leandro. He is suspected of snatching a gold chain from an elderly woman’s neck as she was walking with her husband on Maybird Circle at around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, police said.

He ran from the robbery, and when the woman’s husband chased him, he allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired two shots into the air. McLoed continued running and jumped into a waiting car, police said. The alleged driver of that car, identified as 20-year-old Dantay Freeman, was arrested Oct. 14 in Antioch. He is being held in Santa Rita Jail on $370,000 bail, according to jail records. Two days later, police said McLoed was spotted in a vehicle at the EZ-8 Motel in Newark at about 7:45 p.m. When he saw police, he allegedly ran from the car and jumped over a fence onto I-880.

A SWAT team responded and police shut down the freeway in both directions as they searched for him with dogs and a California Highway Patrol helicopter. Investigators later learned that he ran into a Starbucks across the freeway. Witnesses said he was peering out the doors and windows, sweating profusely and acting nervous but no one called police. An associate came to pick him up about 20 minutes later.

Investigators broadcast his description in media reports and began working with the Fremont police Street Crimes and Intelligence units to track him down. Police found McLoed at the San Leandro apartment complex on Wednesday and arrested him as friends tried to drive him away, police said. He allegedly gave a false name, denied his identity and offered the officers money to release him.

He is being held in Santa Rita Jail without bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm, falsely implicating another for a crime, giving false information to a police officer, resisting arrest and a probation violation. McLoed is next scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Friday in Fremont. Freeman is also due in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing, according to jail records.

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  • They should also charge him for attempted bribe on a police officer. That’s serious stuff. In California, bribery of or by a public official is often a felony. Conviction carries harsh penalties, including possible imprisonment. It can destroy your reputation. It can ruin your career. Like this perp has any reputation or career, lol.

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