Antioch JC Penney store robbed Wednesday morning, two men arrested, one suspect still sought
By Corporal James McMurry, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau
On August 15, 2013 at approximately 4:58 a.m., Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the 911 call of subjects trying to pry open the emergency exit doors to the JC Penney Department Store at 4951 Slatten Ranch Road. Upon arrival officers located a vehicle, with several occupants, leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed towards Lone Tree Way.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but it failed to yield and entered the Highway 4 Bypass towards Pittsburg. Officers pursued the vehicle and the vehicle later crashed on the Highway 4 Bypass west of Laurel Road.
A 24-yearold Romell Davis and an 18-year-old Devontae Rutherford, both Oakland residents, were taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. A third subject was involved and evaded capture and was not located. The investigation is ongoing.