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Police Alert: Multiple Armed Robberies In El Cerrito

El Cerrito experienced a series of armed and non-armed robberies this week. Here is the El Cerrito Police Department's roundup of the crimes.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6

Armed Robbery

At approximately 9 p.m., a victim was walking in the area of Conlon Avenue and Key Blvd. when two suspects approached from behind.

One of the suspects brandished a firearm at the victim, threatened him and demanded property. The suspects took the victims cellular telephone, wallet and cash. The suspects then fled on foot from the area.

The first suspect was described as a black male, approximately 25 years old, six feet tall with a thin build wearing a hooded sweatshirt and armed a handgun.

The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately six feet tall with a thin build. The victim was not physically injured during the robbery. There have been no arrests made in this case.

If anyone has any information on either of these cases, please contact Detective Michael Hernandez at (510) 215-4419.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5

Robbery

At approximately 1416 hours, a juvenile walking near the Del Norte BART station flagged down one of the El Cerrito’s school resource officers. The juvenile reported that he had just been robbed of his cellular telephone. Officers quickly set up in the area and located the suspect hiding in the backyard of residence on Cutting Blvd. Deuntre Montgomery, a 20 year old male San Pablo resident was arrested for robbery and the victim’s cellular telephone was recovered. He was booked into the Martinez Detention facility. Montgomery was charged with robbery by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office. 


Theft and Threats of Violence

At approximately 1438 hours, a theft suspect was contacted by loss prevention staff at Safeway, located in the 11400 block of San Pablo Avenue. The suspect threatened to stab the loss prevention employee and then hit the victim with a hair brush. El Cerrito police officers arrived shortly thereafter. Victavis Georges, a 20 year old female transient was arrested for robbery and the stolen property recovered. Georges was booked into the Martinez Count Detention Facility. 
The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office charged Georges with robbery as well.

Armed Robbery

At approximately 9 PM, a victim responded to an online advertisement for a vehicle for sale. The victim arranged to meet the suspect in the 5400 block of Silva Avenue to purchase the vehicle. The victim, along with a friend went to that location, where they were confronted by one suspect who had been hiding in the area. The suspect displayed a handgun and took the victim’s cash, wallet and other items. The suspect then fled from the area with the victim’s property.


During the robbery, a second suspect was seen nearby, acting as a lookout. The first suspect was described as a white male in his twenties, approximately 6 foot – three inches tall, with a thin build wearing a hooded sweatshirt and long dark hair. The second suspect was described as Hispanic male, approximately 25 years old, with a 5’08”, 200 lbs, hooded sweatshirt. Neither victim was physically injured during this incident. There have been no arrests made in this case.

If anyone has any information on either of these cases, please contact Detective Michael Hernandez at (510) 215-4419.

noora khan September 08, 2012 at 08:10 PM
i dont understand why there is no arrest in this case?
Anonamously from a neighbor September 09, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Noora, possibly the reason for no arrests yet, could be actually many reasons. The thing that stands out in my minds eye is: it looks & sounds like to me that these stupid, mindless, uncarring, OH-SO deprived, & unloved individguals, are all sorta looking a like, & covering up there identity by wearing those big coats, sweatshirts with a hood or jackets.Not letting people even catch a glimps of them. If they did, how many people do you think would actually go through the whole presedure, & follow through to the end, & help put these weak, chicken blank didy blanks.... in jail where they belong. To sit &! think about their life, maybe do a program, or learn something possitive, or even find God....I really feel that if, we the people would bond a little more through compassion, commitment, & gentle tough love for our human brothers,sisters,mothers, & fathers- elders, even the littlest ones, we all just might feel a little safer in this, seeming tobe going hard & cold world. As for the Elcerito Polce, they'll get'em they'r excellent officers & they'r on top of it, even if one might think that "oh- they got away" - No they didn't, its just a matter of a short time. They will- get their scum-bags!.....RITE ON, ECPD, God bless all officers & be safe out there! A special wish to bless & hold extra safe, "my hero Officer Chalk.....

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