Two men arrested for armed robbery of Antioch restaurant, credit union, last Thursday

By Sergeant John Fortner #3264, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

At approximately 12:07 PM, Antioch Police Officers responded to the Las Brumas Salvadorian Restaurant at 913 W. 10th Street on the report of a robbery. An employee called 911 and reported that two adult males entered the restaurant and ordered everyone to get down on the ground. The suspects threatened to shoot people if they did not comply but no guns were seen.

The victims complied and the suspects stole cash and fled from the business on foot. No gunshots were fired, and the victims were not injured during the incident.

Officers conducted an extensive area check, but the suspects were not located at that time. At approximately 1:45 PM, and a short distance away, officers responded to a call from the Antioch Credit Union located at 301 G St. stating that the bank was just robbed by two male suspects.The suspects stole cash and fled the bank on foot. There were no injuries in this incident either.

During an area check, officers located two subjects matching the robbery suspects’ descriptions near the Antioch Amtrak Station.

Both suspects attempted to flee on foot but were quickly captured and detained. Evidence of the crime was recovered from the suspects. Both were identified as the suspects who committed the bank robbery, and one of them was also identified as a suspect who committed the restaurant robbery. Both subjects were arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. Their identities are not being released at this time.

This incident is currently under investigation.

Any further information or additional press releases will be provided by the Investigations Bureau at 925-779-6926. Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non emergency line at (925) 778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

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