Two male Antioch residents, ages 13 and 14, reported they were robbed as they departed the Taco Bell restaurant on Deer Valley Road.
As they left the restaurant, six male suspects followed them. In the vicinity of a walking trail, two of the males ran up to them, produced semi-automatic handguns. The suspects demanded their property and the victims provided cell phones, cash and wallets. The suspects searched them and fled down the trail.
On Aug. 2 at 7:39 p.m., one of the victims called the Antioch Police Department and reported spotting one of the suspects on Deer Valley Road near Bluerock Drive. Upon arrival, officers located the suspects, who fled. After a lengthy foot chase, both suspects were arrested in the vicinity of Cavallo Road.
A 31-year-old Antioch resident assisted in detaining one of the suspects, one of whom, a 15-year-old male Pittsburg resident, was found in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun and a mask with eye holes cut out of it.
He and the other suspect, a 16-year-old Pittsburg resident, were transported to the Antioch police headquarters and booked on robbery charges. The 15-year-old admitted his involvement in the robbery. The 16-year-old was released pending further investigation.
Those with information regarding this case should call Detective Stenger at 925-779-6894.
Aug. 4, 12:25 p.m.
A late-model, grey Honda Civic with a spoiler and blue and white rear paper plate backed into a stall in front of Bank of the West on Lone Tree Way. Three males exited the vehicle with their faces partially covered. One held a long rifle, one a stun gun and the third a pistol.
They entered the bank, demanded money and threatened to shoot customers and employees. The robbers spent approximately two minutes in the bank and stole cash. No one was physically injured. The robbers exited the bank and fled in the Honda.
The suspects were identified as one medium-skinned male, possibly African-American or Hispanic; and two medium-skinned males, possibly Asian, white or Hispanic – all of average height. The vehicle’s driver was not identified.
Those with information regarding this case should call Sgt. Diane Aguinaga at 925-779-6928.