Two suspects in a series of robberies at the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza were arraigned in Solano County Superior Court this afternoon. Robert Larry White, 43, of Vallejo, pleaded not guilty to one count each of robbery and receiving stolen property, Solano County Deputy District Attorney Courtney Anderson said. David Joseph Morales, 47, of Vallejo, delayed entering pleas to two counts of robbery, one count of receiving stolen property and use of a firearm. Both men are scheduled to appear in Solano County Superior Court in Vallejo Monday at 8:30 a.m.
A third suspect, Christopher Lee Miller, 30, of Vallejo, previously pleaded not guilty to one count of robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle, Anderson said. He will appear in court in Vallejo Jan. 3 to have a preliminary hearing date set. The California Highway Patrol said the three men are linked to three of 10 robberies of toll-takers at the bridge between late 2011 and May 2012. CHP Investigator Matt Werle said the armed suspects often wore ski masks and used stolen cars when they robbed the toll collectors. Two of the stolen cars were recovered, Werle said. Werle said investigators believe other robbery suspects are still at large, and it’s uncertain if the three arrested suspects knew each other. The CHP, Vallejo and Benicia police and the Napa County and Solano County sheriffs’ offices investigated the robberies.
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