A trio of teenagers who allegedly went on a shopping spree after robbing a Pleasanton couple in the driveway of their home over the weekend were taken into custody by San Ramon police.
Things got off to a bad start at approximately 1 p.m. Saturday in a neighborhood off Hopyard Road near Ken Mercer Sports Park when a couple returning home from shopping were confronted by two teens dressed in dark clothing as they were getting out of their car.
One of the teens brandished a pistol, threatened the male half of the couple and ordered him to hand over his wallet. The second youth advanced on the woman, taking her watch and groceries she was carrying, according to police.
Police say that after leaving the couple, who were physically unharmed, the two thieves ran to a waiting car and fled the area. Soon after, a victim’s credit cards were put to use at a Target store in San Ramon, triggering fraud alerts and coming to the attention of investigators.
Officers watched store surveillance video of the suspects and were able to identify their car, which they located on Bollinger Canyon Road at approximately 2:30 p.m., police said.
Three youths were detained by police while their car was searched. Officers reportedly recovered a loaded pistol, the victim’s wallet, credit cards, a victim’s watch and groceries taken during the robbery.
Three youths: Michael Walker III, 19, of Richmond; Raymond Davis III, 18, of San Pablo; and a 17-year-old boy whose hometown was not given were arrested. Walker and Davis were booked into Santa Rita Jail while the juvenile was booked at Alameda County Juvenile Hall, police said.