Five people, a Moraga resident among them, were recently arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies in San Francisco, according to police.
Officers stopped a car they said they had recognized from the description given in earlier armed thefts on Dec. 4 at 10:17 p.m. near Gough and Sutter streets, and arrested the five people inside.
Among those arrested was 19-year-old Moraga resident Serena Sumpter, 22-year-old Berkeley resident Marcus Murphy, 18-year-old Sacramento resident Katherine Wilson, 18-year-old Oakland resident Keith Smith and 18-year-old Oakland resident Jayonn Blacknell.
The five face charges of robbery, conspiracy and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to investigators.
Police say the crew attacked each victim before stealing their belongings such as phones, jewelry and purses, sometimes brandishing a gun to further intimidate the victim.
Murphy, Smith and Blacknell are also accused of violating their probation as prior felons because a gun was seized in the arrest.
Some stolen property was also recovered, according to investigators.