Police seek armed robbers who targeted man at bank, Subway cashier


Police in Pleasant Hill are searching for suspects in connection with two armed robberies this morning at a Subway restaurant and a Wells

Fargo ATM machine.

At about 6:20 a.m., police received a report of a robbery in front of a Wells Fargo bank at 699 Contra Costa Blvd. A male victim was standing in front of the bank's ATM machine when a man approached him, brandished a hammer and demanded cash from the machine, police said.

The victim handed him an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the area in an orange imported car, police said.

The robber was described as a white male aged 35 to 45 years old, measuring about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing around 135 pounds with a thin build.

During the robbery, the man wore black clothing and a dark-colored motorcycle helmet.

Less than two miles from the bank, at around 7:10 a.m., two men entered the Subway at 1300 Contra Costa Blvd., confronted a female cashier with a tire iron, threatened to hit her and demanded cash.

Police said the employee handed the suspects an unknown amount of cash from the register and the pair ran out of the restaurant.

The pair got into an older model red subcompact car parked in a nearby parking lot and drove away in an unknown direction, police said.

One suspect is described as a man in his early 20s measuring about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a small build wearing a black hat, coat and gloves.

The second suspect is a man with no further description.

Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents to contact the Pleasant Hill Police Department's investigations division at 288-4630.


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Posted by Roger
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 25, 2012 at 9:07 am

Aye these indeed are hard economic times when a man can rob a Subway with a tire iron.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Danville
on Jan 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

Roger - not much cash on hand at Subway to begin with - I'm sure employees are trained not to resist for safety reasons - a tire iron over the head isn't worth it.

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Posted by Lais Newton
a resident of Danville
on Jan 26, 2012 at 1:29 am

We live in Danville and we go to Subway Fast Food often for lunch and it is not safe anywhere now days to go anywhere even at the Subways how sad and scary for our society and our young children. Hopefully this coming year will be a better year for our economy.
Lais Newton

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Posted by Andrew
a resident of another community
on Jan 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Lais, quit complaining about your safety in Danville.. Open your damn eyes and look around the world. Only then might you realize you are better off then most. Most kids are crying them self to sleep wondering if they are going to wake up in the morning to see their family. In the mean time you have a town full of stuck up people that are worried about small things don't effect them the slightest bit. NO ONE WAS EVEN HARMED. Who knows maybe that little boy that was crying him self to sleep is now on the edge of death from starvation. What he doesn't know is that on the other side of the world there are people like you, stuck up is an understatement, living in a house that is most likely worth more then how much it would cost to feed and protect his whole town for a life time.

Your hardest choice in life is to choose what luxury car to buy? Or where to go on your dream vacation? Where as kids growing up in third world country's don't have any choices and the decisions they make result in either life or death situations. Think about that next time before making a stupid comment.

Ask yourself is it REALLY not safe for you to go anywhere?

If you cant tell already people that think similar to you really wind me up. All I ask is that you take time out of your day to think about what I said.


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