Concord, California – The police say that after a robbery at a grocery store over the weekend that included the use of force and intimidation, they were able to arrest four individuals who were traveling in a vehicle that had been stolen from Concord.
Two of the individuals who were taken into custody by the police were underage.
According to a statement released by Palo Alto police, the incident took place on July 2, about 9:30 p.m., when officers received reports that four people stole products from a Safeway located in the 2800 block of Middlefield Road.
According to the police, responding officers saw a 2007 Toyota Corolla that did not have any license plates traveling north away from Safeway in the 2400 block of Middlefield Road. The officers then tried to stop the vehicle after it began travelling west on the Oregon Expressway. After driving all the way to the 200 block of Page Mill Road, the driver of the Toyota finally pulled over. According to the police, the four individuals present at the time were detained.
It was reported to the police that the vehicle had been stolen earlier on July 2 from the downtown area of Concord.
According to the police, the following investigation showed that the four individuals in question went inside the Safeway and stole detergent. The employee was threatened with murder after confronting the suspects and urging them to leave the store.
After receiving murder threats, the employee retreated and the suspects exited the store. The officers found the stolen detergent after searching the Toyota.
The adult suspects were arrested by Concord police, who also responded on charges of felony carjacking and conspiracy.
The underage suspects were also arrested. Police issued a criminal citation to one of them before releasing him to his parents, while the other was transported to Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.
The vehicle was returned to the owner in Concord.