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Teens arrested after armed robbery at Pleasanton house

Victims targeted by two robbers with gun after returning home from shopping, PPD says

Three teenagers were arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Pleasanton home on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Pleasanton police say this gun was found inside the vehicle of three suspects arrested in connection with an April 10 armed robbery in Pleasanton. (Photo courtesy of PPD)

The incident unfolded around 1 p.m. Saturday in a neighborhood on Arthur Drive, off Hopyard Road near Ken Mercer Sports Park. Two Pleasanton residents, who had just returned home after shopping, were approached by two strangers dressed in dark clothing as they got out of their car, according to Pleasanton police Sgt. Marty Billdt.

One individual, who was armed with a gun, threatened the driver and demanded his wallet while the other person moved toward the passenger and stole her watch and groceries, according to Billdt.

The robbers ran toward a nearby vehicle, which had a getaway driver, and then fled the scene. Shortly after the encounter, one victim's credit cards were used at Target in San Ramon, resulting in fraud alerts via the victim's accounts, according to the sergeant.

San Ramon police officers soon obtained surveillance footage of the suspects and their vehicle, and then located the vehicle in question on Bollinger Canyon Road just after 2:30 p.m. and detained the three teenage occupants, Billdt said.

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Officers allegedly found the victims' wallet, credit cards, watch and groceries inside the suspects' vehicle, along with a loaded firearm.

Officers placed the three individuals under arrest: Michael Walker III, 19, of Richmond; Raymond Davis III, 18, of San Pablo; and a 17-year-old boy whose city of residence wasn't revealed. The two adults were booked into Santa Rita Jail while the juvenile was booked at Alameda County Juvenile Hall, according to Billdt.

In a subsequent interview, Billdt said there was no evidence one way or the other at this point as to why the victims were targeted, including whether they had been followed home from the store.

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Teens arrested after armed robbery at Pleasanton house

Victims targeted by two robbers with gun after returning home from shopping, PPD says

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Apr 12, 2021, 1:11 pm
Updated: Mon, Apr 12, 2021, 1:28 pm

Three teenagers were arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Pleasanton home on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

The incident unfolded around 1 p.m. Saturday in a neighborhood on Arthur Drive, off Hopyard Road near Ken Mercer Sports Park. Two Pleasanton residents, who had just returned home after shopping, were approached by two strangers dressed in dark clothing as they got out of their car, according to Pleasanton police Sgt. Marty Billdt.

One individual, who was armed with a gun, threatened the driver and demanded his wallet while the other person moved toward the passenger and stole her watch and groceries, according to Billdt.

The robbers ran toward a nearby vehicle, which had a getaway driver, and then fled the scene. Shortly after the encounter, one victim's credit cards were used at Target in San Ramon, resulting in fraud alerts via the victim's accounts, according to the sergeant.

San Ramon police officers soon obtained surveillance footage of the suspects and their vehicle, and then located the vehicle in question on Bollinger Canyon Road just after 2:30 p.m. and detained the three teenage occupants, Billdt said.

Officers allegedly found the victims' wallet, credit cards, watch and groceries inside the suspects' vehicle, along with a loaded firearm.

Officers placed the three individuals under arrest: Michael Walker III, 19, of Richmond; Raymond Davis III, 18, of San Pablo; and a 17-year-old boy whose city of residence wasn't revealed. The two adults were booked into Santa Rita Jail while the juvenile was booked at Alameda County Juvenile Hall, according to Billdt.

In a subsequent interview, Billdt said there was no evidence one way or the other at this point as to why the victims were targeted, including whether they had been followed home from the store.

Comments

José Jiménez
Registered user
Ruby Hill
on Apr 13, 2021 at 9:36 am
José Jiménez, Ruby Hill
Registered user
on Apr 13, 2021 at 9:36 am

It would be useful to show pictures of these criminals. I do not want Hispanics blamed for all crimes in Pleasanton. These criminals were not from our wonderful city! Hopefully the juvenile will be charged as an adult…


seenalot
Registered user
Parkside
on Apr 13, 2021 at 10:52 am
seenalot, Parkside
Registered user
on Apr 13, 2021 at 10:52 am

I loved it when the police took their breaks or did paperwork in the parking lot at the water building at the beginning of Parkside. Haven't seen them there in a long time - good deterrent. I can't imagine the moxy of these young criminals or how why they'd be here.


Claudette McDermott
Registered user
Del Prado
on Apr 13, 2021 at 1:59 pm
Claudette McDermott, Del Prado
Registered user
on Apr 13, 2021 at 1:59 pm

So young with guns and criminal behavior it hurts my heart. Did the gun have bullets? They took the groceries so they must have been hungry too... I feel bad for everyone involved. The drama for the victims and you aren't born to rob, something drives you there, but it is a choice, there are options out there. We need more opportunities for our young and underserved communities. There would be no crime if we were all on a more even footing of wealth and opportunities. Thank God no one was physically hurt!


Claudette McDermott
Registered user
Del Prado
on Apr 13, 2021 at 2:12 pm
Claudette McDermott, Del Prado
Registered user
on Apr 13, 2021 at 2:12 pm

I see the gun was loaded...


buklau
Registered user
Stoneridge
on Apr 13, 2021 at 4:18 pm
buklau, Stoneridge
Registered user
on Apr 13, 2021 at 4:18 pm

Must be one of those native american females again! Then again, for some reason media doesn't show the faces of *certain* criminals; must be a giant coincidence.


Gina Channell, Publisher
Registered user
Downtown
on Apr 13, 2021 at 4:27 pm
Gina Channell, Publisher, Downtown
Registered user
on Apr 13, 2021 at 4:27 pm

Buklau, I can't speak for other media outlets but we tend to wait until charges are filed (or there is a situation in which the photos need to be presented, like the suspect is at large, or a compelling reason with the nature of the crime, like a hate crime).
Because, just like a diamond, a photo on the internet is forever.


Michael Austin
Registered user
Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 13, 2021 at 4:46 pm
Michael Austin , Pleasanton Meadows
Registered user
on Apr 13, 2021 at 4:46 pm

Some social media have circulated mug shots of the two that were arrested. I thought they looked like hardened criminals, although they are reported to be in their teens.

I do not understand the "those native American females again" comment. The two arrested are men.


José Jiménez
Registered user
Ruby Hill
on Apr 13, 2021 at 8:54 pm
José Jiménez, Ruby Hill
Registered user
on Apr 13, 2021 at 8:54 pm

Gina and Claudette:
Consider the following:
“.....On Saturday, April 10, 2021, around 1 p.m., an Asian couple in Pleasanton were robbed at gunpoint by two African-American males dressed in dark clothing, according to East County Today.”
Was this a hate crime ? It very well could’ve been…
I seriously doubt the three young men were hungry....
You will never solve a problem if you cannot honestly recognize and accurately characterize the problem....


Gina Channell, Publisher
Registered user
Downtown
on Apr 13, 2021 at 8:57 pm
Gina Channell, Publisher, Downtown
Registered user
on Apr 13, 2021 at 8:57 pm

Jose - DA filed charges. New story up.
Web Link


José Jiménez
Registered user
Ruby Hill
on Apr 13, 2021 at 9:36 pm
José Jiménez, Ruby Hill
Registered user
on Apr 13, 2021 at 9:36 pm

Gina ,
I followed the link and encourage others to do so…
Thank you for your honest and incredibly responsive reporting !!!!
I appreciate your professionalism.


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