Moraga police have stopped a vehicle with four men aboard at the Chevron station on Moraga Road at Moraga Way after reports of an attempted home-invasion-style robbery reached police from a residence on Donald Drive.
The incident is still unfolding as Moraga police, supported by officers from adjacent agencies, cleared a car containing the men they stopped as it was apparently leaving the scene at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
While still obviously very much under investigation, it appears the four allegedly attempted to enter a residence in the 100 block of Donald Drive at around 9 p.m., reportedly using baseball bats to batter down a rear door and attempting to tie up at least one resident with zip ties.
It was not immediately known what prompted the robbery attempt, and reports that it may have been motivated by a marijuana deal gone wrong could not be immediately substantiated.
It was also not immediately known what drove the four from the targeted residence. Their truck was believed to have been spotted by a lone Moraga officer who confronted the occupants with gun drawn a short distance from the scene of the crime.
Witnesses report a heavy police presence at the gas station. We’ll update this story with additional details if and when we get them. Moraga police did not respond to an initial request for information on the incident.