Saturday was a hectic and tragic day in Walnut Creek and we’ll admit our small staff had its hands full from the start.
Late in the day we began picking up “chatter” of an armed robbery at a downtown restaurant but were unable to pin down the details. Bounty Hunter General Manager Scott Andrews tells us today (Wednesday) that at approximately 7pm on Saturday a lone patron leaving the restaurant was approached by three individuals in the parking lot BEHIND the business.
Scott did not say if the trio was armed, as we have heard. He went on to say he/his employees “immediately assisted the guest in contacting the police and are cooperating in trying to obtain the CCTV footage of the area from our landlord. Nothing occurred inside the restaurant or outdoor dining areas in relation to this incident. We are committed to the safety and security of all of our guests and businesses in the downtown area.”
Thanks for that information, Scott.
It was not established if, as we have heard, that a watch and personal belongings were taken by armed men during this robbery. There were no reports of the patron being injured in any way.
This was the first deviation from the so-called “Follow Home” robberies we’ve seen in the area recently, and may have heralded a more straightforward approach by criminal crews working the area.
The only description we had was that the trio were African American. They reportedly escaped with an undetermined amount of personal belongings, and were last seen on Mt. Diablo Boulevard.