FREMONT (KRON) — Police are investigating two gold chain robberies in Fremont, authorities said Wednesday.
The robberies happened on Tuesday and both involved a man snatching chains from women’s necks, according to police.
The first robbery was reported just after noon in the 47100 block of Fernald Street.
A man tried to pull a necklace off of a 40-year-old woman. He was only able to steal part of the chain.
The woman was left with small scratches on her neck.
The suspect was described as a black man about 25 years old, 5’4” with a medium build and wearing a black hoodie and black pants.
The second robbery happened at 12:34 p.m. in the 3900 block of Stevenson Blvd.
A man approached a 28-year-old woman from behind, shoved her to the ground and pulled the chain off her neck.
The suspect then got into the passenger seat of a black or dark grey Nissan Altima that fled northbound on Fremont from Bidwell.
The victim suffered minor lacerations during the incident.
The suspect is described as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, 5’4” with a medium build, wearing a black hoodie and white shoes.
Police say the two cases may be related.
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