A man and woman who robbed a phone store on Contra Costa Boulevard in Pleasant Hill were fired on by a police officer after they allegedly drove the getaway car in his direction.
It was not immediately known if either suspect was hit but the male half was arrested and their getaway car pocked by the officer’s gunfire after the car veered toward him in the area of Market Street and Concord Avenue.
The incident was reported at approximately 3:25 pm at the Verizon store in the 600 block of Contra Costa Boulevard. Adjacent jurisdictions joined in the search for the suspect vehicle and it was spotted minutes after the robbery. A Pleasant Hill officer fired an unknown number of shots at the car when the driver steered it toward the lawman. The officer was not believed injured.
It was initially believed the female suspect got out of the car in Concord with officers setting up a perimeter around the Premier Inns, while her male companion sped on to Pittsburg – eventually stopping in front of a Safeway store parking lot at Bailey Road and West Leland.
Officers closed in on the car and took the male suspect into custody but the woman was still at large as this was written at 5:14 p.m.
Reports that a weapon was located and recovered could not be immediately confirmed.