The final suspect was arrested Thursday in the attempted robbery of Gold N Treasures jewelry store in San Ramon last year, which led to the fatal shooting of one of the men, San Ramon police said Friday.
Manuel Jovan Arroyo, 21, was located in Oakland on Thursday and arrested on suspicion of robbery and homicide in connection with the May 30, 2012, robbery of the store in the 2500 block of San Ramon Valley Boulevard, police said.
San Ramon Police Department investigators had recently received information that Arroyo was associated with an address in Oakland and worked with Oakland police Intelligence to conduct a surveillance of the location.
Oakland police witnessed the suspect leaving the location in a vehicle Thursday. They conducted a vehicle stop and took Arroyo into custody on the warrant. Oakland police contacted San Ramon detectives, who responded and took custody of Arroyo, who was booked into the Contra Costa County Jail.
Police believe he is one of four men, one of them armed, who robbed Gold N Treasures last year. One of those men, 18-year-old Hayward resident Kibrom Bairu, was shot and killed by someone inside the store during the attempted robbery.
Two other suspects, Hayward resident Krishneel Prasad, 20, and Gregory Lewis, 23, were arrested in June after the shooting and charged with murder under the state's provocative-act doctrine, under which a crime partner may be held accountable when an accomplice's behavior results in death.
The men attempted to rob the jewelry store at around 4:30 p.m. Victims and witnesses reported that four suspects entered the store, said police; at least one of them was armed with a handgun.
Store personnel and a customer were present at the time of the robbery, according to police reports. During the robbery, a victim armed himself with a handgun and shot the armed suspect, who was identified as Bairu.
The suspects fled from the store, and suspect Bairu collapsed on San Ramon Valley Boulevard in front of the store, police said. He was arrested by arriving officers and transported to San Ramon Valley Regional Medical Center by ambulance, where he was later pronounced dead. The other three suspects left the scene in a mid-90s white sedan.