David Allen Vancil of Antioch, 40, was arrested for reportedly committing a home invasion robbery in Pleasant Hill according to the Pleasant Hill Police Department.
On March 30 at roughly 9:46 pm, Vancil knocked on the door to a residence in the 900 block of Santa Lucia Drive. When one of the residents opened the door, the male displayed a handgun and forced his way inside.
After locking the two victims (females age 53 & 84) inside a bedroom, Vancil stole several items from inside the residence. He also stole the victim’s car keys and fled the area driving the victim’s stolen vehicle.
On April 1, 2014, Pleasant Hill Police Department detectives received information from an undisclosed source that a subject in Antioch may be in possession of specific property that was stolen from the victim.
The Antioch Police Department was notified and was able to locate the subject in a vehicle (not the victim’s) and stop him near Auto Center Drive. Two subjects were in the vehicle along with property that had been stolen from the victim.
Both subjects were arrested and taken to the Pleasant Hill Police Department. The passenger in the vehicle, David Allen Vancil, was identified as the person responsible in this crime. Vancil was booked on the below charges and is being held on $4,400,000.00 bail.
The victim’s car was located abandoned on a residential street in Antioch.
- 211 PC – 1st degree robbery
- 459 PC – 1st degree burglary
- 209 PC – Kidnapping for robbery
- 236 PC – False imprisonment
- 368 PC – Elder Abuse
- 10851 VC – Auto theft
Information released by Sergeant Matt Kristic