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For the record I am not a criminal

For about 15 minutes, The Argus’ Web site had me listed as a suspected criminal. I wrote a story this morning about an armed robbery at the Quick Stopon Farwell Drive, and because of a coding error my byline (the part that says “By Ben Aguirre Jr.”) was linked to the headline and appeared on our Web site in the same line of text. Click the image here to see the screen shot. I found it amusing.

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Cops: `Braves’ bank robber caught

bankrobberbraves.jpgWell, looks like Fremont cops got their guy. Police arrested a 26-year-old man near Mission San Jose Tuesday night in connection with a dozen robberies at banks and check cashing businesses in the Bay Area, eight of which happened in Fremont. These are the cases in which the robber wore an Atlanta Braves baseball cap in recent weeks. See story here.

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UPDATE: Bank robber linked to 9 crimes

robber.jpgWell, looks like there is more to this bank robbery than originally thought. Earlier I posted that a bank robbery tthis morning may be linked to a case that happened Tuesday. As it turns out, police think the robber may be responsible for NINE such crimes in the area since November. There’s a new story on our Web site, but just incase the site doesn’t show the surveillance picture. Here it is …

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Seen any “Brave” bank robbers lately?

braves.jpgPolice this morning are looking for a bank robber who knocked off two banks in the last 24 hours while wearing this kind of cap. Look for the short story to hit the Web soon. Cops say the robber is an Asian man in his mid to late 20s who was wearing an Atlanta Braves cap and driving a black Honda Accord. Anyone with information may call police at 510-790-6900.