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Manteca, L.A. deputies collaborate on robberies
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Six recent robberies in Manteca and Ripon were solved this week through collaboration between Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies and Manteca detectives.
Manteca police spokesman Sgt. Jodie Estarziau said it was Nov. 28 when the L.A. Sheriff’s Department arrested Joseph Fleming, 38, and Shandy Williams, 25, on four counts of robbery.  Fleming had allegedly robbed a Chevron station, a 7-Eleven and a Subway sandwich shop in Los Angeles County.
Deputies said the pair was driving a gray 2003 Nissan Pathfinder which was registered to Williams.  They are being listed as transients from the state of Virginia.  Through a collaboration between Manteca police detective Jason Bonetti and L.A. County Sheriff’s detectives, suspects Fleming and Williams were also identified as the suspects in the Manteca and Ripon robberies that occurred in mid-November.
Sgt. Estarziau confirmed that during a police interview of the suspects, Fleming and Williams admitted to committing all six robberies.  During the robberies, one of the suspects allegedly simulated having a firearm that was never seen.
Among the Manteca stores robbed were the Pizza Guys in the 500 block of East Yosemite Avenue; 7-Eleven in the 800 block of East Yosemite Avenue; two Subway eateries in the 1100 block of East Yosemite Avenue and the 1200 block of West Yosemite Avenue.
The two suspects will be arraigned in Manteca after they have concluded their L.A. County court charges.