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Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


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Detectives Make Arrest in Gaming Console Robbery Case
Contact : Zach Perron, Lieutenant, Police Department    650-329-2413
Palo Alto, CA -- Detectives arrested one of two suspects yesterday who committed an armed robbery at Fry's Electronics last week and stole three gaming consoles.

On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at about 10:15 a.m., police arrested 24-year-old Hayward resident Jason Alaa Fayed in the 200 block of "A" Street in Hayward without incident.  Detectives believe Fayed was the suspect who was not armed with a handgun during the robbery.  The primary armed suspect remains at large and his identity remains unknown at this point, but detectives are actively working on the case.

Detectives received assistance in this case from members of the Hayward Police Department, who recognized Fayed from surveillance footage of the crime released after the incident.  They worked in conjunction with detectives from the Palo Alto Police Department to locate, detain, and ultimately arrest the suspect.  Police booked Fayed into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for robbery, conspiracy, and burglary.  His booking photo is attached to this release.

The armed robbery occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Fry’s Electronics at 340 Portage Avenue.  Two suspects ran out of the store after stealing three gaming consoles valued at about $1200.  When a loss prevention employee attempted to stop them, one of the suspects pulled a handgun and pointed it at the victim to facilitate their escape.  The victim was not injured.  The sketch of the outstanding armed suspect is attached to this release.

Anyone with information about this incident or the outstanding suspect is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.  Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.  Tips can also be submitted anonymously through our free mobile app, downloadable at or