Police arrested a 31-year-old man Thursday night in connection with a string of armed robberies in Brentwood, police Detective Sgt. Mark Misquez said today.Bakari Fields was arrested at about 7:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Highland Way.Police believe Fields and his alleged accomplice, Maurice Shavers Jr., 21, committed at least three armed robberies in the city since November.Shavers was killed Jan. 20 during a shootout with police in Oakland that followed a botched robbery at a Walgreens store.A California Highway Patrol officer was injured in the shooting but is expected to survive.Brentwood investigators believe they have evidence linking Fields and Shavers to an attempted armed robbery at a Khol’s department store in the 5500 block of Lone Tree Way on Nov. 4, an armed robbery at a Chevron gas station in the 2300 block of Balfour Road on Nov. 7 and a takeover robbery at a Walgreens store in the 2200 block of Balfour Road on Jan. 6,police said.Investigators also believe that Shavers robbed a Shell gas station in the 6000 block of Lone Tree Way on Oct. 17.The robbery in Oakland where Shavers was killed began at about 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Walgreens store at 5505 Telegraph Ave.A manager from the store flagged down a CHP officer and reported that the robbery was in progress, Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason
said.CHP and Oakland police officers responded and set up a perimeter around the store. At one point during the incident, Shavers began shooting at the officers, injuring one. The officers returned fire and killed him, Thomason said.Brentwood police are continuing to investigate whether Shavers and Fields could be responsible for other robberies as well.In the meantime, Fields remains in custody in county jail in Martinez. His bail has been set at $245,000.
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