Second arrest in armed robbery of FedEx truck in Pleasanton

Second man also FedEx employee

Pleasanton police have arrested the second of four suspects believed to have use a sawed-off shotgun to rob packages from a FedEx driver at Hacienda Business Park this week.

Jason Niusulu, 23, of Hayward was arrested at about 10:07 Wednesday night.

Niusulu, like the man arrested earlier, worked on the loading belt at FedEx in San Leandro and police say he and 20-year-old Dominique Hamilton, arrested earlier, were friends.

On Thursday, detectives from Pleasanton and San Leandro arrested Hamilton as he arrived for work at 5:50 p.m. A police report said Hamilton, also known as Dominique Fennoy, was in the same car used in the holdup, a gold Buick sedan, and that a sawed-off shotgun matching the one used in the crime was in the car.

Hamilton's job at FedEx includes loading trucks for Pleasanton deliveries. He'd been a FedEx employee for about 18 months. Hamilton was arraigned Friday morning on charges of armed robbery and possession of an illegally modified shotgun, according to a police report.

The report said police are working with FedEx investigators and are following leads to track the remaining suspects.

FedEx driver Francisco Matute, 32, of San Rafael was making a delivery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday morning at a business in the 4300 block of Hacienda Drive when he was confronted by four men wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts, according to Pleasanton police.

The initial report said one of the suspects brandished a shotgun and ordered Matute to open the door to the cargo area of the his truck. The suspects took multiple boxes from the truck and fled the scene in a gold Buick sedan.

The loss included several computers, police said.

Matute was unable to provide much of a description of the suspects but said he was certain they were black because the skin around their eyes was exposed, according to reports. He was not injured during the robbery.


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Posted by STM2
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 13, 2010 at 6:20 pm

These two are real (Word removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)winners. I hope they drop the soap!

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Posted by Letsy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm

It's not there fault, it's the economy! People are desperate!

(What?, they had j.o.b.s? and still went robbing with a sawed off shotgun?)

Uh, never mind. What I meant to say was that they are just misunderstood! and were turning there lives around! and didn't understand the guns laws! and...

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm

And people still wonder why I carry a gun with me at all times.

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Posted by unclehomerr
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Wish I could too, Mike.


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Posted by So glad they caught them!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

I think a lot of crime is done by just a few bad apples.

But some criminals are not too smart.
Hope they get convicted and learn better in jail.

Editor- can you please follow this sort of thing?
There have been several crime stories - what ever happened in court?


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Posted by Ana
a resident of California Reflections
on Sep 1, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Well, I just hope that the people they caught are really the ones who did it. Sometimes they arrest people who are innocent and had nothing to do with the incident but bcuz of what he or she said, the innocent person gets locked up and the system automatically accusses them of wrong doing. My son got locked up for defending a person and the police automatically assumed that my son was guilty. It's not fare that the innocent has to pay for a bad person's stupidity

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