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* Antioch Police Report Mother Of Teen Walks Her Son Into Police Station And Is Arrested In Connection For Robberies And A Shooting

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A woman turned her 15-year-old son in to police this morning for his alleged involvement in a series of armed robberies in Antioch and Pittsburg, including one in which a taco shop employee was shot and seriously wounded, Antioch police said.The boy is the third teenager to be arrested for the robberies, police said.The first two robberies happened on June 26 at the 7-Eleven store on East 18th Street in Antioch and La Sierra Taqueria at 901 H St., also in Antioch.During the robbery at the taco shop, the suspects shot a 29-year-old man in the upper body and legs, police said.The victim has since been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries, police said.The next set of robberies happened July 1 at the Quick Stop store on West Tregallas Road in Antioch, the 7-Eleven store on Loveridge Road inPittsburg, the 7-Eleven store on Buchanan Road in Antioch and at the Pizza Guys restaurant on Sycamore Drive in Antioch, police said.After the robbery at the pizza restaurant, police sent out a radio
bulletin and two security guards at a nearby building heard the report and spotted the suspects.They chased down and caught a 14-year-old boy, pepper sprayed him and held him until police arrived.Investigators allegedly found a loaded handgun in the suspect’s path, police said.In the days that followed, police identified a second suspect, a 17-year-old Antioch boy who they arrested in Bay Point on Friday.The teen was booked into Juvenile Hall in Martinez on suspicion of robbery and attempted murder, police said.On Wednesday police searched the home of the third suspect, who was also an Antioch resident.This morning, the boy’s mother brought him to the police station for questioning and he allegedly admitted that he had been involved in the robbery and shooting at the taco shop as well as the robberies at the Quick Stop and two of the 7-Eleven stores, police said.He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and attempted murder and will be booked into juvenile hall, police said.

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