Classes resumed at Napa Valley College this morning after a police search for two armed robbery suspects locked down the campus Monday afternoon.Napa police Cmdr. Andy Lewis said an armed man struck a bank customer several times in the head as the customer was preparing to make a deposit outside the WestAmerica Bank at 1221 W. Imola Ave. in the River Park Shopping Center at about 1 p.m.The victim received minor injuries. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a white Lexus sport utility vehicle driven by an accomplice, Lewis said. The Lexus was seen entering a college campus parking lot, and a witness reported seeing one of the suspects walking west toward the campus, police said. Officers locked down the campus and denied access in and out of the college grounds, Lewis said.Police learned one of the robbery suspects was inside the library and they negotiated with him over a cell phone to surrender for questioning, Lewis said.The suspect was taken to a command post in the parking lot of the Kennedy Park Golf Course, Lewis said.Lewis said police secured the perimeter of the library and were taking students and staff from the library to a prearranged staging area when the second suspect was located among the students. Police and Napa County Sheriff’s Department deputies then arrested Marques Nabote Williams, 29, and Darrell Boston, 43, both of Oakland for robbery and conspiracy. Both were booked in the Napa County jail.Students were released from the classrooms at 5:30 p.m., but evening classes were canceled and the college was closed while police processed the crime scene, Lewis said.The Napa County Sheriff’s Department search and rescue team found the money taken in the robbery in a backpack in the college cafeteria, Lewis said.Inside the Lexus, police found a replica semiautomatic BB gun they believed was used in the robbery, Lewis said.
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