San Ramon police seek help in jewelry store robbery, fatal shooting

Warrant issued for Michael Porter, 20, of Hayward as suspect

San Ramon Police have issued a warrant for the fourth suspect associated with the May 30 robbery of the Gold N Treasures store at 2550 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in which one suspect was fatally shot.

Suspect Michael L. Porter, 20, has been outstanding since the crime occurred. Porter, whose last known address is in Hayward, is black, with black hair and brown eyes, weighs approximately 190 pounds and is 6'3". Porter's warrant is for robbery, false imprisonment and conspiracy, with a bail mount of $300,000.

Four men attempted to rob the jewelry store at around 4:30 p.m. May 30. The 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 Kibrom Bairu, 18, a Hayward resident.

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.

Police arrested a second suspect, Krishneel Prasad, 19, of Hayward, on June 1.

Anyone with information regarding Porter's whereabouts is encouraged to call the San Ramon Police at 973-2763.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Such beautiful names. It's a shame they should be so sullied by such behavior.


Like this comment
Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 20, 2012 at 8:26 am

LOL, good one, Mike.

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Posted by KW
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 23, 2012 at 8:53 am

The shop keeper is a friend of my brothers.
I'm glad he was armed behind the counter.
These outsider types think they can come into our
quiet little towns and roll over on us white folks.
I say we should all start arming ourselves to even
go to the store or the park or anywhere. Get yourselves
a permit to carry.....AND THEN CARRY!
We can't become victims like fish in a barrel.
I was so glad to hear when my brother told me the story,
before it ever hit the papers, that the shop keeper dropped
the scum in the street gutter where he belongs.

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