Four Hayward men, three of them brothers identified by distinctive ponytails, appeared in court this morning in connection with a series of armed street robberies in San Francisco last week.
The brothers, Edgar Rodriguez, 29, Eduardo Rodriguez, 28 and Jose Rodriguez, 22, were arrested by San Francisco police in the Mission District on Sunday. The fourth man arrested is Deandre Ware, 26.
All four were arraigned this morning in San Francisco Superior Court in connection with five armed robberies and one attempted robbery overnight on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24.
Victims gave police a description of the robbers’ van, and police stopped a van that matched that description on Sunday. Stolen property and a gun were found inside, police said.
Police said the men are also being investigated in connection with other similar robberies in San Francisco and Oakland.