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By Matt Artz
Thursday, January 15th, 2009 at 11:33 am in Crime.

A young woman was doing laundry in the Parkwood Plaza Apartment Complex at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when a man grabbed her around the waist and placed his hand over her mouth. The girl struggled free and started screaming. Her relatives quickly rushed to her aid and chased the guy out of the apartment complex at 3400 Country Drive before alerting police.

The cops showed up around 2 p.m., but couldn’t find him. They did make this composite sketch of the man, who is described as a tall, slender Asian, about 30-years-old with shoulder length brown hair. He was wearing a blue and white horizontal striped polo shirt and long blue-jeans shorts.

Also yesterday four guys, one of whom was carrying a black revolver, robbed a lone male in the 38600 block of Lexington Street. They took his wallet and ran away.

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  • Fremont Lifer

    Google doesn’t show a “Parkwood Plaza” in Fremont, but a “Parkwood Place” apartment complex is about three blocks from City Hall and less than 2 miles from the PD – how come it took them 30 minutes to show up for a call like this? Did the family chase him around for 15-20 minutes before they called the cops? Also, when it comes to the victim, how young is young? Are we talking about a juvenile here?

    Matt, it would be nice to know the approximate time of the armed robbery – there’s a difference between getting held up at 2 in the afternoon and 2 in the morning. Don’t get me wrong – I like that you’re doing this Roundup, but some additional info would be nice. Remember “who, what, why, when, where, and how” from journalisim class?

  • Matt Artz

    Lifer,

    Looks like you’re right about Parkwood P.
    The armed robbery was at 11 p.m., victim was 37-years-old. Happned outside an apartment complex. BTW, I never went to journalism school. Total waste of money.

  • Marty

    Matt, didn’t you write for the Californian?