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Campbell Police Department
Thursday January 26th, 2023 :: 10:01 a.m. PST


Campbell Police Arrests Suspects Responsible for Armed Robbery and Attempted Homicide

At approximately 10:57 AM on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, the Campbell Police Department received reports of an ongoing armed robbery at San Jose Camera, located at 1600 S. Winchester Blvd. Five male suspects brandished firearms as they stole thousands of dollars' worth of camera equipment. As the suspects fled to their awaiting vehicle, an employee followed them outside and several shots were fired striking the victim.

Upon the arrival of Campbell Police officers, the victim was discovered to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was promptly transported to a nearby hospital, where life-saving measures were immediately implemented. Thankfully, the victim's condition has since stabilized.

The police department worked diligently to process the crime scene, while dispatchers received numerous calls from eyewitnesses. Campbell Detectives worked to notify regional agencies and provided details of the crime as the investigation progressed.

All five suspects, who matched the descriptions provided, were located by the Oakland Police Department. By 2:20 PM on the same day, the Oakland Police Department had apprehended Orlando Oliva (22), Paris Williams (22), Darrin Bedford (23), Kenneth Martin (23), and Freddy McCardie (21), all from Oakland. The suspects were taken into custody in San Leandro and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail by Campbell Detectives on charges of attempted murder, robbery with firearm, kidnapping, and conspiracy.

This was a collaborative effort between the police department and the community, with invaluable assistance from neighboring agencies. The Campbell Police Department extends our gratitude to the community for providing crucial information and photographic evidence of the suspects and vehicle, which proved instrumental in the arrests. This outcome could not have been possible without the involvement of the Oakland Police Department and the United States Marshals Service. We greatly appreciate their pivotal role in locating and apprehending the suspects.

In light of this incident, Chief Gary Berg of the Campbell Police Department has stated, "We understand that incidents of this nature can generate feelings of fear and anxiety. I want to assure our community that those who come to Campbell and threaten the safety of our community will be held accountable for their actions. Our staff, the Oakland Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service worked tirelessly to identify and arrest these criminals and we will continue working in partnership with our community to deter crime in Campbell."

Campbell Police Department
70 N. First Street
Campbell , CA 95008

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-866-2121

Letysia Moresco
Public Information Officer
[email protected]

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