At approximately 4 a.m. AM the Carquinez Bridge Toll Plaza was robbed by two black male adults wearing blue or purple latex gloves while traveling in a black Mercedes S550 sedan with paper plates and distinctive chrome accents added to the vehicle.
At approximately 2:00 PM, suspects matching the same description and traveling in a vehicle matching the same description robbed the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge.
Investigators say a gun was displayed.
In both incidents, it appears the suspects brandished a pistol and demanded money. In total $4,196.00 was stolen. The thieves stole $1,200.00 from the Carquinez Bridge Toll Plaza and $2,996.00 from the San Francisco- Oakland Bay Bridge Toll Plaza. If found the suspects will face recommended charges of robbery, grand theft, and brandishing a firearm.
In 2015, there were 14 toll plaza robberies reported to the CHP. The CHP arrested a suspect that appeared to be responsible for 11 of those robberies.
In 2016, there were a total of 5 toll plaza robberies reported to the CHP. A suspect that appeared to be involved in at least one of those robberies was arrested on an unrelated probation violation.
In 2017, there have been 4 toll plaza robberies so far and we are actively investigating each of these incidents.
The California Highway Patrol is actively investigating both robberies. If anyone witnessed this incident or has information regarding it, please contact them at 707.551.4100.