Orinda police answered a call for help from a patron in the Beverages and More parking lot at 6 Camino Pablo Friday afternoon after an armed man reportedly approached the patron while he sat in his car, brandished a weapon and snatched a bag from the interior of the car.
Officers said a black man in his mid-20s approached the patron shortly before 2 p.m. Friday. The gunman reportedly displayed a black semi-automatic handgun, snatched the bag from the interior of the car and displayed the gun again to witnesses in the area.
The bag was empty, according to its owner.
The gunman fled back to a blue Toyota with the empty bag and fled before police could arrive.
- Black male, short hair, mid-20s, 5′ 7″ tall wearing a navy blue long sleeve shirt. Teardrop tattoo above his eye.
- Weapon: Black semi-automatic pistol