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* Eugene Markell Drake Arrested For Allegeldy Robbing Pleasant Hill KFC At Gunpoint

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A Richmond man was arrested Friday night after allegedly robbing a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Pleasant Hill at gunpoint, police said. Around 8:45 p.m. Friday, a man entered the KFC restaurant at 635 Contra Costa Blvd. and confronted workers with a handgun, demanding cash, police said. A worker handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash and the man fled the scene on foot. Police said officers arrived in the area and spotted the suspect near the intersection of Contra Costa Boulevard and Golf Club Road. The suspect started running but officers quickly detained him at gunpoint, according to police. Officers found a loaded gun and the cash stolen from KFC on the suspect, who was identified as 29-year-old Eugene Markell Drake of Richmond, police said. Drake was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and taken to county jail.

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