Old Navy Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Matthew C. Fagan from San Jose was arrested by Dublin Police and is suspected in an attempted robbery in San Ramon thirty minutes before hitting Old Navy.

From Dublin Police Services:

Dublin Police Services responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Old Navy store located in the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center on November 12, 2012, about 7:30 p.m. A witness to the incident gave responding officers the suspect’s vehicle description. Dublin Police Officers spotted the vehicle travelling westbound on I-580 approaching Castro Valley. The suspect was taken into custody after he was positively identified by the victim and witness. During a search of the vehicle the money stolen from Old Navy was located.

Arrested was Matthew C. Fagan from San Jose. Fagan is also a suspect in an attempt robbery in the City of San Ramon about 30 minutes prior to him robbing Old Navy. It is also believed that Fagan is responsible for other
robberies in other counties.

Anyone who has information or whom witnessed the event should contact Dublin Police Services Investigation’s Sergeant Yesenia Sanchez at 925-833-6682.

Tyson November 19, 2012 at 05:28 AM
I don't understand why people are so quick to hate? If he did the crime he will due the time set forth by the state. We should not take glee from another human being having to suffer. There is no such thing as bad people and good people. Just people that make choices which are either looked upon good or bad by the society of the day and in which part of the world the crime takes place.
Steve December 13, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Lock him up
Unknown April 09, 2013 at 08:53 PM
He is mentally ill and caught in the system. Yes,the system that does not solve our problems for the addicted, mentally ill, or homeless in our society. They throw them all in jail and then let them out without ever getting them help.(When will the system actually start rehabilitating?) He has a family, they suffer watching him. You too may have a child in jail someday and would not appreciate some comments. Thank you for your human compassionTyson.
Unknown April 09, 2013 at 08:55 PM
An intelligent reply! Thanks
Janice P Ellis April 10, 2013 at 02:04 AM
I'd say deciding to perform an armed robbery is a pretty bad choice, Tyson, regardless of how society views it. I don't think anyone here took "glee" as a result of the arrest of this guy, but, rather are just relieved that someone who would go so far as to point a gun at innocent people just trying to make a living and demand money is behind bars right now - particularly since he attempted the same thing 30 minutes prior to this robbery. Regardless of what situations in his life lead to this, when I read articles like this, I always wonder what part of "...I think I'll commit an armed robbery..." sounds like a great idea. I'm sure the occupants of those special buses that make field trips to the county courthouse wonder the same thing during their trip.


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