Police Probe Walnut Creek Link to Deadly Jewelry Heist

Manuel Arroyo, 20, of Hayward, is wanted for robbery and homicide in connection to the fatal botched Gold N' Treasures store robbery in San Ramon last May.

In the search for a suspect who fled a deadly jewelry heist in San Ramon last May, police are investigating the Hayward man's possible connections to Walnut Creek.

On May 30, 2012, four men went in the Gold N' Treasure jewelry store on San Ramon Valley Boulevard with the intent to rob the store. One of the men, Kibrom Bairu, was shot and later died after he brandished a gun and was shot by the store's owner, Everett Parvin, according to police.

The San Ramon Police Department continues to search for the final suspect in last year's deadly botched robbery at Gold N' Treasures, and is reaching out to the community for help. San Ramon police announced Wednesday that they are looking for Manuel Arroyo. He's a 20-year-old Hayward resident who has possible connections to Walnut Creek.

Police describe him as African American/Hispanic, 5 foot 5 inches tall, 150 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. He has multiple tattoos on his arms and the right side of his neck.

The other three suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. Two suspects in the case, Gregory Jamal Lewis and Krishneel Prasad, were arrested last June.

(Related: Third Suspect Arrested in Deadly Gold N' Treasures Robbery)

Arroyo, the last suspect, has evaded police. He has an outstanding warrant out for his arrest for robbery and homicide with bail set at $1.3 million.

If you have information about the whereabouts of Arroyo, San Ramon police asks you to contact Sgt. Goldberg at 925-973-2763 or email cgoldberg@sanramon.ca.gov.

Callers who wish to stay anonymous may contact "Bay Area Crime Stoppers."


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