General Crime

* Man Assaulted at Gunpoint on Highway On-Ramp at Arthur Road in Pacheco

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A man was assaulted at gunpoint on a highway on-ramp in Contra Costa County this afternoon during an attempted robbery, sheriff’s officials said. Shortly before 1 p.m., deputies responded to the Interstate Highway 680 on-ramp at Arthur Road in Pacheco on reports of an attempted robbery. A driver had pulled over to the side of the road and exited the vehicle to retrieve something from the passenger side. A man approached the motorist and brandished a gun.

The victim grabbed the handgun in an attempt to defend himself and a shot was fired during the ensuing struggle, sheriff’s officials said. The bullet shattered one of the vehicle’s windows and the suspect ran away. The victim was taken to a hospital for minor injuries and was later released. Deputies, assisted by the California Highway Patrol and the Martinez Police Department, established a perimeter and a K-9 unit was brought in to help search for the suspect.

The suspect was not located. He was described as a white man, about 45 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build, shoulder length black hair and a black goatee. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, faded blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

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