Police activity in Niles

UPDATE II: Three men rob Union City liquor store at gunpoint
By Roman Gokhman
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 10/29/2010 10:00:50 PM PDT
Updated: 10/29/2010 10:00:50 PM PDT

UNION CITY — Three masked men wielding guns robbed a liquor store Friday afternoon. One suspect was eventually arrested but two others escaped.

The robbery occurred shortly before 2:15 p.m. at Mission View Food and Liquors, in the 33500 block of Mission Boulevard, police said.

The robbers burst into the store and ordered customers and employees to the ground. After taking money and other property, which police did not disclose, the robbers drove away in a white two-door coupe.

A few minutes later a Fremont officer stopped a vehicle matching the description of the robbers’ car but the occupants ran away.

Police surrounded the area and caught one suspect, whose name was not released Friday. Officers also found several weapons.

Anyone with information about the crime or the robbers can call police at 510-471-1365.

UPDATE: Not a good day for a scanner malfunction or a breaking cops story. I haven’t been able to get to the scene or get the a police officer on the line who’s got a lot of details.

Niles people say they’ve caught a couple of the perps, but are still telling people to stay inside. Hopefully we’ll have something definitive in the Morning Report section, but I’ve got to go.

Officers and a helicoptor are in the Niles district looking for multiple armed men, who committed a robbery in Union City.

Matt Artz