- Thursday August 30th, 2012 :: 04:20 p.m. PDT
Jack in the Box armed robbery suspect receives a nine year prison sentence.
PRESS RELEASE Suspect in ‘Jack in the Box’ Armed Robbery receives nine year prison sentence.
On January 21, 2012, at 8:35am, a black male adult (later identified as suspect Deshawn Ferguson; 22 years old out of Antioch, Ca) robbed the ‘Jack in the Box' located at 5533 Stevenson Blvd in Fremont, Ca. Ferguson entered the restaurant, approached the cashier, pointed a gun at the cashier’s head and demanded her to move. Ferguson vaulted the counter and took the entire cash tray from inside the register. Ferguson fled the restaurant on foot.
Shortly after noon (12:31pm), the same day, a separate armed robbery took place at a 'Jack in the Box' located at 15025 Hesperian Blvd in San Leandro, Ca. Ferguson robbed that Jack in the Box in the same fashion (producing a gun and vaulting the counter). Ferguson again took the entire cash tray and fled the store on foot.
San Leandro Police Officers immediately responded to the scene and caught Ferguson as he was attempting to jump a fence into a residence. At the time of his arrest Ferguson was in possession of an operable firearm.
The case was jointly investigated by the Fremont Police Department Robbery Unit and the San Leandro Police Department Crimes Against Persons Unit. During the investigation Ferguson was also identified as the suspect in a shooting and robbery which had occurred on January 16, 2012 in Antioch, Ca.
On January 24, 2012, Ferguson was charged with multiple counts of robbery and weapons enhancements relating to the Fremont and San Leandro robberies. Ferguson was arraigned at the Hayward Hall of Justice and has remained in custody since that time.
On August 27, 2012, Ferguson pled no contest to one count of armed robbery and will receive nine (9) years prison for his involvement in the robberies. A warrant has also been issued for Ferguson’s arrest regarding the shooting in Antioch, Ca.
Fremont Police Department (CA)
2000 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538