By Jimmy Lee, Public Information Officer, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
Please note that there have been a number of these cases throughout the Bay Area. Always keep your valuables with you at all times, be aware of your surroundings, and report suspicious people to law enforcement.
On Saturday at about 2:42 PM, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff received reports of a strong arm robbery at a coffeehouse on the 3200 block of Danville Boulevard in Alamo.
The victim was sitting at a table using her laptop when three people entered the coffeehouse, took the laptop and ran. They got into a waiting vehicle in the parking lot.
Deputies broadcast the description of the suspect vehicle, which fled northbound on Danville Boulevard. An Orinda police officer located the vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 24. Four suspects were detained after the vehicle was stopped. They were positively identified as the suspects. The laptop was returned to the victim.
Two of the suspects are juveniles and were taken to Juvenile Hall. Two adults were taken to Martinez Detention Facility. 19-year-old Nequwan Taylor of Oakland and 18-year-old Isaiah Taylor (residence unknown) were booked on the following charges: robbery, burglary, and conspiracy. Each one is being held in lieu of $220,000 bail.