3 suspects arrested after armed robbery in Danville Trader Joe’s parking lot, sheriff’s office says


DANVILLE, Calif. (KGO) — Danville police have arrested three suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in a parking lot outside a Trader Joe’s store on Friday afternoon.

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Around 4:36 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the parking lot of the Railroad Avenue grocery store.

Police say the victim said he was held at gunpoint by two suspects as he got out of his car. They say the suspects fled in a waiting vehicle with the victim’s personal belongings.

After an extensive search for the suspects by Danville Police and Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs as well as the Sheriff’s Office STARR helicopter, the suspect vehicle was located in Antioch. All three suspects have been arrested, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities have identified a suspect as 18-year-old Leon Fountain of San Jose. He was incarcerated at Martinez Detention Center on charges of armed robbery, conspiracy, involvement in a criminal street gang, and multiple weapons violations. He is being held in lieu of $380,000 bond.

The other two suspects are minors and have not been identified, sheriff’s officials said.

The investigation is still ongoing. Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division at (925) 313-2600 or through the Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (925) 646-2441.

For advice, email: tips@so.cccounty.us or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voicemail.

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