Antioch police shoot at, search for suspects in Sunday morning armed robberies

By Corporal William Dee, Antioch Police Patrol Division

On Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 2:45 a.m., Antioch Police responded to two armed robberies which occurred in the early morning hours. The first case occurred at the Chevron Gas Station on Delta Fair. One subject entered the business and demanded cash at gunpoint. The suspects were seen leaving the scene in a Toyota Tercel station wagon.

About an hour later, the same suspects robbed the 7-11 convenience store on Contra Loma Blvd. In each case, the same suspect entered the store and brandished a handgun and fled with cash. The suspects fled the area in each case in a stolen Toyota Tercel station wagon (which has since been recovered). During the second robbery, store security footage showed at least two other suspects waiting in the stolen car while the robbery took place.

The suspects were located by an officer within minutes of the second robbery. The officer confronted the occupants at gunpoint at which time one of the suspects brandished a machine pistol at the officer. The officer fired his duty weapon striking the car which lead to a short pursuit and collision. All of the suspects fled on foot. An extensive search was conducted, but the suspects were not located. The officer was not injured, and it is unknown if any of the suspects were injured at this time.

These cases are currently being investigated by the Antioch Police Department Investigations Bureau. No further information will be released at this time.

Anybody with information related to these incidents are asked to contact the Antioch Police Department Investigations Bureau, Detective Meads at (925) 779-6884. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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