The Los Gatos Police Department said five people have been arrested in connection with a “grab and run” theft that occurred at the Apple Store in Walnut Creek.
The theft occurred Saturday and officers located the suspect vehicle on Los Gatos Blvd. where a high-risk vehicle stop was initiated and two occupants were taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed two loaded handguns, including one that was unserialzied, a “ghost” gun, with a high-capacity magazine (30 rounds).
According to Los Gatos Police, as officers were conducting their investigation, it was found that the occupants were associated to 3 more subjects in another vehicle in an adjacent shopping center. The 2nd vehicle contained all of the stolen laptops, iPads, and iPhones that were taken from the Walnut Creek Apple Store earlier in the day.
No other information was released and the suspects identities were not released.
July 12: ARREST MADE IN SMASH AND GRAB FROM MACY’S IN BROADWAY PLAZA
A 19-year old Vallejo man is in custody following his arrest in connection with the June 18 robbery at the Macy’s in Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza. Walnut Creek Police identified Jammoni Simon as one of the suspects in the robbery. Patrol and Investigations worked together to identify the suspect and a warrant was subsequently authored for his arrest. Simon was taken into custody by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office on July 5, 2022. During his arrest, Simon was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm.
Walnut Creek Police Chief Jamie Knox said the arrest is a signal to others involved in that crime and to the public. “Walnut Creek Police Department puts the public safety of those who live, work, or visit here at the highest priority,” Knox said. “We will continue to actively pursue this case; Walnut Creek is not an open target for criminals.”
The case was presented to the District Attorney’s Office on July 8th and Simon remains in custody on the following charges:
- PC 211, Robbery
- PC 459, Burglary
- PC 25850(a)(c)(6), Possession of a Loaded Firearm
The Department is still actively conducting this investigation. If you have any information related to this case, please contact the Walnut Creek Police Tip Line at 925-943-5865.