Scroll to the bottom to view and make comments
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.
Copyright © 2012 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse
without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.
Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.