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CHP in Wild Pursuit of Starbucks Robbery Suspects Caught on Camera

CHP in Wild Pursuit of Starbucks Robbery Suspects Caught on Camera

Screen capture of one of the alleged robbery suspects

Screen capture of one of the alleged robbery suspects

Three suspects in the robbery of a Hercules Starbucks were in custody after they led police and California Highway Patrol officers on a wild pursuit that included traveling the wrong way on a busy Interstate Highway 80 and 580, forcing other drivers to swerve out of the way.

Hercules Police Department Press Release

******* ARMED ROBBERY******

On September 29, 2021, around 1:00 PM officers responded to multiple reports of a Robbery in Progress at the Starbucks on Willow Ave. The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a mask and an orange safety vest, and armed with a handgun. The suspect took a large amount of cash and fled on foot from the store toward the direction of Cambridge Dr.

As officers arrived in the area a witness stated they had seen the suspect getting into a gray BMW sedan and heading toward Interstate 80. An Officer located and caught up to the suspect vehicle on eastbound I-80 near Cummings Skyway. Once sufficient units caught up to the BMW they attempted to stop the suspects, who fled to Hwy 37 in Vallejo and then back toward Oakland.

With the assistance of CHP ground and air units, Emeryville PD, and Oakland PD three suspects were taken into custody in Emeryville after driving the wrong way on I-580 and abandoning their vehicle under an overpass. The vehicle contained evidence confirming the subject’s involvement in the Robbery.

The male suspect who was from Alameda had the stolen cash in his clothing and was taken into custody by CHP units after a short foot pursuit. The female driver of the suspect vehicle was from Oakland and was taken into custody by HPD units. The third suspect, another female from Oakland was also taken into custody by HPD units.

The two female suspects were staged in the BMW near Starbucks waiting as the getaway vehicle while the male suspect went to commit the robbery. In addition to having a gun in the commission of this crime, the three suspects were communicating through walkie-talkies to coordinate their getaway. Fortunately, you cannot outrun an air unit with a car.

None of the employees or customers at Starbucks were injured during the commission of this crime, and HPD would like to thank them for their invaluable assistance during and after the Robbery.

No Officers or suspects were injured and thankfully the suspects did not hit anyone during their dangerous getaway attempt. All three suspects were medically cleared at the scene of the arrest and then booked into Martinez Detention Facility.

HPD would like to thank the #CHP, Emeryville PD #EPD and Oakland PD #OPD for their assistance in safely taking these dangerous criminals into custody. Starbucks, Oakland Police Department, CHP – Oakland

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