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Updated: Suspects in Danville Trader Joe’s Armed Robbery Arrested in Antioch

by ECT

At around 6:30 pm Friday, with the help of a helicopter overhead, law enforcement had tracked down the suspected vehicle in a Danville Trader Joe’s Robbery on Highway 4 which led police to the City of Antioch.

The suspect vehicle stopped in the area of San Jose Drive near Auto Center Drive when the suspects exited the vehicle and tried to run from police. They were caught after a short chase with two suspects in custody and at least one firearm was known to have been recovered and cash inside the vehicle.

Responding agencies included the Antioch Police Department, Pittsburg Police Department and Contra Costa County Sheriff.

The Danville Police Department, who was the lead agency, has not released any additional information on the incident.

Saturday Update: Suspects Arrested in Danville Armed Robbery

On Friday, July 1, 2022, at about 4:36 PM, Danville police officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at a grocery store parking lot located on Railroad Avenue in Danville.

The victim reported he was held up at gunpoint by two suspects as he exited his car. The suspects fled in a waiting vehicle with the victim’s personal property.

Danville police and Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs along with Sheriff’s Office STARR helicopter began an extensive search for the suspects. Other law enforcement agencies were also notified.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division located the suspect vehicle in Antioch. With the assistance of the Antioch police department and STARR helicopter, all three suspects were arrested.

One suspect is identified as 18-year-old Leon Fountain of San Jose. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on charges that include armed robbery, conspiracy, participating in a criminal street gang, and several weapons violations. He is being held in lieu of $380,000 bail.

The two other suspects are juveniles and are not being identified.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600 or through Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (925) 646-2441. For any tips, email: [email protected] or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

Armed Robbery at Trader Joe’s in Danville this afternoon. Vehicle fled the scene. No injuries.

Information by Danville Police

Original Story via News 24/680

Two armed men confronted a person at the Danville Trader Joe’s Friday, brandishing weapons and making off with a Rolex watch worth an estimated $40,000.

The robbery occurred at 4:36 p.m. and details are still coming in. Witnesses reportedly took cover at sight of the guns, hiding inside the store. No shots were believed to have been fired.

The suspects were described as two black or Hispanic men, both around 25, and both wearing COVID-style masks and black hoodies. One was armed with a 9 mm pistol and the other was believed to have been carrying a “cut-down” or shortened AR-15 rifle.

As we’ve reported on several occasions, the thieves descended on their target, displayed their weapons and left with the watch. It was not immediately known if anything else was taken.

The pair left in a black Acura with a yellow “Baby on Board” sign in the window. It was last seen heading south on Danville Boulevard at El Cerro.

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1 comment

Jaimoe Jul 2, 2022 - 7:47 am

More gun laws would’ve prevented this.
Oh wait….. No… No..
I’m sorry. I forget, criminals ignore laws.
Not a single gun law could’ve prevented this.

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