“We currently have the individuals, but we definitely think there are more involved,” said Lt. Mike Burton of Delta Station. “We have dialed this thing down and gotten to the specifics. These types of crimes are not common in Discovery Bay and we take it very, very seriously.”
Three Discovery Bay residents and one Antioch resident – three males and one female – remain in custody in juvenile hall in Martinez in connection with three robberies on March 21 and 22 in Discovery Bay. Since the suspects are juveniles, their names have not been released.
The first robbery took place March 21 at about 9 p.m. when a group of juveniles robbed a 19-year-old pizza delivery driver on the 1400 block of Cullen Drive. The suspects stole cash, an iPod, several pizzas and a soda.
On March 22 at about 5:30 p.m., a group attacked a 14-year-old boy walking on Lakeshore Circle and stole his headphones. At about 6:45 p.m., a group of juveniles attacked two boys (ages 14 and 13) walking on Lakeshore Circle. The suspects stole an iPod and fled.
“I’m extremely proud of patrol and investigations on the job they have done together,” said Burton. “Only through their dedication is this thing approaching a resolution.
“The minute this thing happened we took immediate steps to apprehend the responsibles, and we’ve been very successful. I hope this sends a message to criminals in East County that we are not going to stand idly by and allow this kind of activity to occur. We are going to do everything we can to make sure everyone is brought to justice and that the community is safe.”
Those with information regarding the cases should call the Office of the Sheriff at 925-646-2441 or Lt. Burton at 925-427-8510.