Investigators with the Walnut Creek Police Department Investigations Bureau arrested a Fairfield man in connection with two recent robberies in downtown Walnut Creek.
Police reported the arrest of Malcolm Hale (age not provided) in connection with the Nov. 3 robbery of a man at a Burger King in the 1700 block of N. Broadway and a Nov. 8 robbery outside the Autopia Car Wash in the 2100 block of N. Main Street.
Wallets, jewelry, and a purse were taken in those crimes.
Hale was reportedly arrested Nov. 10. A search and arrest warrant executed at his home in Fairfield led to the recovery of an AR-15 assault-style rifle. Hale was arrested for three weapons violations and two robbery charges.
He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for the following charges with a bail of $600,000: