A carload of heavily armed men is being sought for a robbery reported on Mt. Diablo Boulevard Friday, during which a victim was struck in the face with a firearm and robbed of $100,000 worth of jewelry, including a Rolex watch.
Details remain murky. The incident reportedly occurred at approximately 10:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of Mt. Diablo, the second level of a parking garage, when 3 to 4 Hispanic men armed with “AR-style” rifles accosted an individual, striking him in the face with one of their guns.
Patrons in the area at the time of the robbery reported local businesses going on lockdown mode at the time.
Police were reportedly looking for a grey Toyota Camry, last seen fleeing west through the Caldecott Tunnel, and an ambulance was called to the parking garage to treat the victim for facial injuries.
On Saturday, we were alerted to WCPD confirmation of this incident by a colleague. They wrote:
On Friday, April 21, at 10:21 P.M., the Walnut Creek Police Department responded to a parking garage in the 1600 block of Mt. Diablo Blvd in the City of Walnut Creek for a reported armed robbery where the victim was struck in the face with a firearm and robbed of $100,000 in jewelry, including a Rolex watch.
The victim described the suspects as three male adults who were wearing all dark clothing and carrying rifles. Prior to officers arriving, the suspects fled in a grey sedan.
The victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene.