2nd suspect in Sound Works robbery in custody

By Matthew Artz Daily Planet Staff
Wednesday October 02, 2002

A second suspect has been arrested in the Sept. 15 armed robbery of a Berkeley electronics store, according to Police Information Officer Mary Kusmiss. 

Ceariaco Cabrellis, 26, was arraigned Monday on two counts of armed robbery and one count of burglary, false imprisonment and felony cruelty to animals for shooting a dog during the robbery of Cambridge Sound Works on the 2300 block of Shattuck Avenue. 

Police believe that Cabrellis is also responsible for numerous armed robberies stretching from Eugene, Ore., to southern California. 

Cabrellis, who was arrested at his Sacramento home Thursday, is being held on more than $300,000 bond, Kusmiss said. 

Cabrellis is alleged to be one of three men who robbed the electronics store after tying up the owner and an employee in the bathroom. The robbery went awry when witnesses saw the men loading $75,000 in electronic equipment into a U-Hual truck. Police chased down the truck in Hayward and arrested the driver, Ricky Sanders, for robbery.  

Police say that during the robbery, Cabrellis shot the owner’s dog. 

The arrest of Cabrellis was the result of a joint effort by several law enforcement agencies including local city and county police departments as well as the FBI, Kusmiss said. 

The third suspect in the robbery remains at large.