A flurry of calls from witnesses in the area of 1815 Ygnacio Valley Road brought police ground and air assets on the double quick after two men reportedly pistol-whipped and attempted to steal a Rolex watch from a would-be victim left battered and bleeding in the parking lot.
The armed, masked pair allegedly struck the victim about the head with their pistols before fleeing the area in a black Honda sedan at about 4 p.m., according to police.
Anxious callers once again dialed police after spotting the suspects crash their car on Bancroft Road near La Corso Circle and fleeing into the neighborhood on foot.
An intense search resulted, with a Sheriff’s helicopter orbiting the scene and ground units conducting a search which took them to Ready Road and the arrests of Shaune Rogers, 34, and David Lopez, 33, both from Richmond.
Initial charges for the pair include robbery, assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), felon in possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle), and felony conspiracy.
There was no immediate word on the condition, age, or hometown of the victim, or whether the men were able to make off with their watch.