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* Antioch Victim Returns Fire after Robbery Attempt At Dutch Pride Dairy, Three Taken Into Custody Levele Williams,Steven Warren,Lawrence Thomas

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A victim of an armed robbery in Antioch helped police catch three men believed to be responsible a string of robberies in the city over the past month, Antioch police said today.On May 8, two masked men robbed Dutch Pride Dairy at gunpoint. The business is located at 507 E. 18th St.One of the two clerks working at the business armed himself and chased after the robbers as they ran to a car parked nearby,police said.The clerk attempted to detain the robbers, but was unsuccessful.He told police he believed he was being shot at and returned fire, striking the suspects’ vehicle several times as it sped off, police said.On Thursday, the same clerk saw the suspects’ vehicle again and called police from his cell phone as he followed the vehicle.When police arrived, they stopped the suspects’ vehicle and arrested 20-year-old Levele Williams, 20-year-old Steven Warren and 19-year-old Lawrence Thomas, police said.During interviews at the police station, Warren and Thomas allegedly confessed to committing the robbery at Dutch Pride Dairy as well as four other robberies since April 14 at Joe’s Liquors, Wen’s Drive Thru and two 7-Eleven convenience stores, police said.Warren and Thomas also implicated Williams in some of the robberies, according to police.Investigators searched the suspects’ property and allegedly found evidence that linked the group to the robberies, including replica handguns, masks and clothing the men allegedly wore during the heists, police said.The three men were booked into Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on robbery charges.

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