San Leandro residents Jesse Lee, 18, and Ronan Maher, 18, and Dublin resident Brandon Eastman, 20, were arrested on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, after a victim reported being robbed at Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton. The victim was relieved of his cell phone and wallet at gunpoint.
The robbers fled in a blue Honda, but the victim reported the license plate number to police, which enabled the San Leandro police to stop the car in San Leandro. The police recovered two pellet guns and the victim's property. A cell phone from a similar robbery that occured on Monday, March 7, 2005, was also recovered. The three suspects reported all worked at the same Dublin restaurant.