On Thursday, August 25, 2022, Livermore Police arrested a 17-year-old male and 25-year-old Zulfiqar Khan, both from Fremont, for a series of violent armed robberies and a carjacking in Livermore.
On August 17, 2022, two separate robberies involving cannabis dispensary drivers occurred on Alameda Drive and Cottonwood Court in Livermore. The suspects placed a cannabis order and when they arrived to pick up their order, the drivers were robbed at gunpoint. The items stolen were large amounts of cannabis products and hundreds of dollars in cash. Both of these robberies were similar in nature.
Two days later, on August 19, 2022, officers responded to an armed carjacking on Louis Court. It was later determined that the victim was also a cannabis dispensary driver who was completing an order in Livermore. When the driver arrived at the delivery site, two males confronted him. In this case, the victim was physically assaulted and carjacked at gunpoint.
The victim’s vehicle was located a short time later unoccupied on Virginia Drive. It was determined multiple cannabis items and hundreds of dollars in cash were stolen from the vehicle.
Detectives developed investigative leads and obtained surveillance footage linking the two suspects to the crimes.
On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, detectives obtained arrest warrants for both suspects as well as search warrants for their homes.
On Thursday, August 25, 2022, the East County Tactical Team (comprised of Livermore Police and Pleasanton Police), with help from the Fremont Police SWAT team, safely took the suspects into custody on the 4200 block of Central Avenue in Fremont.
Additional evidence was recovered during the search of their homes, including a home on Vallejo Street.
The juvenile is on probation out of San Joaquin County for possession of a firearm and was wearing an ankle monitor at the time. When police arrested him, the juvenile had a firearm on his waistband, which was recovered.
The juvenile and Khan were arrested for multiple felony charges including robbery and carjacking. The juvenile was booked into Juvenile Hall and Khan was transported to Santa Rita Jail.
Detectives believe the suspects are responsible for similar robberies in Santa Clara County and San Joaquin County.
Anyone with information that may help us investigate this case can call the Livermore Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (925) 371-4790.
We are not releasing any more information at this time as the investigation is ongoing.