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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - August 9, 2013

Oakland teen faces charges for cell store robberies

Threatened employees with pepper spray in Pleasanton, Stockton holdups

by Glenn Wohltmann

A 16-year-old from Oakland has been identified by Pleasanton police as the suspect in the July 30 robbery at the Verizon store at 6070 Johnson Drive.

The teen's name is being withheld by police. He was arrested Aug. 1 by Stockton police in connection with the robbery of a Verizon store in that city. In both robberies, a canister of pepper spray was brandished at employees.

The youth is currently being held at the San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall.

In the Pleasanton incident, the suspect entered the store and grabbed several cell phones from their display mounts, then snatched a couple of Apple iPads. When he was approached by store employees, he threatened them with pepper spray.

The suspect then fled the store on foot carrying the phones and iPads. Pleasanton Police Detective Brandon Stocking said detectives interviewed the juvenile at the San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall on Friday.

He will be transported to Alameda County and faces one felony count of armed robbery after he is released by San Joaquin officers.

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