Home Antioch Pittsburg Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Felonies, Including Carjacking and Attempted Murder

Pittsburg Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Felonies, Including Carjacking and Attempted Murder

by ECT
District Attorney

Martinez, Calif. – On December 18, 2020, Gilberto Villegas of Pittsburg (42-years-old) pleaded no contest Attempted Murder and Carjacking related to his violent attacks on multiple victims over a two-day period in Antioch and Pittsburg during late July of 2020. Villegas also admitted to causing great bodily injury and to having a prior violent felony/ strike offense. In total, Villegas will serve 18 years in state prison for his crimes.

On the evening of July 25, 2020, Villegas approached Jane Doe 1 in a parking lot at her place of work. He pulled up his car next to the victim’s, waited until she exited the vehicle and demanded her car keys. She had attempted to leave her car and escape, Villegas brought her back to her car using physical force. The Victim then threw her car keys away in an effort to end the attempted carjacking. Villegas responded by using his own car keys to stab the victim in the neck multiple times. Fortunately, a witness came upon the attack and yelled at the defendant. He then broke off his attack and fled in his own vehicle.

The next day, Villegas approached another female victim, Jane Doe 2, in a parking lot where the victim worked. The Victim was in her car during her lunch break. He proceeded to open her car door while she was inside her vehicle and strangled her to the point where she lost consciousness. After he pushed her out the vehicle, Villegas then started the victim’s car and tried to run her over. Co-workers intervened and Villegas fled the parking lot in Jane Doe 2’s car.

As part of the criminal complaint filing against Villegas, he had a prior violent felony for a 2015 conviction for a robbery with the use of a weapon.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Chris Sansoe of the Victims of Violent Crimes Unit. The cases involving Villegas were investigated by the Antioch and Pittsburg Police Departments.

Case information: People v. Gilberto Villegas Docket Number 04-200031-3 and 04-200067-7

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Ray Dec 21, 2020 - 9:52 pm

Don’t worry, Gilberto. You will be out in two days or less with NO BAIL!
Love and kisses, Diane Becton

Joanna Galli Dec 22, 2020 - 2:03 am

Why aren’t the venues of these events listed? Which parking lots? Those which have major grocery stores? (Costco? Raley’s? Safeway? Others? What time of day did these things happen? We all have to be vigilant of our surroundings, but there are venues where more of this happens. This did not occur in Danville or Alamo, people!

SW Dec 22, 2020 - 7:52 am

I’d say you’re the exact type of person that should avail themselves of the Freedom of Information Act and request copies of the police reports related to these events.
Oh, and these are headlines I just pulled off the net:

Shots fired during armed robbery at Danville Costco
Robbery Reported At Danville Pet Store Thursday Evening
Danville police looking for suspect in attempted bank robbery
Danville: Boys arrested in attempted narcotics robberies
Police arrest four teens in Danville, Dublin robberies

ME Dec 22, 2020 - 1:56 pm

He should have gotten life! Wth! He tried to kill 2 people!

yamajesty Dec 23, 2020 - 4:37 pm

you can pay bail on a prison sentence now?

moonwork Dec 28, 2020 - 2:44 am

He will probably get unemployment benefits.

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