Police in Walnut Creek announced the filing of charges against two men who allegedly pistol-whipped and attempted to steal a Rolex watch from a married coupe at the Ygnacio Plaza center Thursday.
The charges were brought against Shaune Rogers, 34, and David Lopez, 33, both from Richmond. The pair remain in custody pending court appearances August 15.
According to police, Rogers, who is being held on $1 million bail, was charged with conspiracy, attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), felon in possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle), and hit and run, with enhancements.
Lopez, in custody on $940,000 bail, was charged with conspiracy, attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), and being a felon in possession of a firearm, with enhancements.
Police say the victims are a married couple who were returning to their vehicle after eating at a local restaurant in the Plaza.
Rogers, Jr. and Lopez approached the couple with handguns drawn and demanded a silver and gold Rolex watch from the male victim. After a struggle, both Rogers, Jr, and Lopez repeatedly struck the victim on the head with their weapons. He was treated for his injuries at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
While the suspects were attempting to flee in a stolen car, the female victim used her SUV to block them from leaving. Her vehicle was rammed several times before Rogers, Jr and Lopez drove off.