Skip to content

Carjacking and robbery suspect arrested Monday morning

on September 3, 2013

A man suspected of armed robbery and carjacking was arrested after a multiple-hour standoff near Contra Costa College Monday.

Richmond police officers responded to a call, late Sunday night, from a woman saying she was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint on the 2600 block of Duke Avenue, said Richmond Police Sergeant Nicole Abetkov.

Officers then received another call that the suspect, a man in his 20s, had crashed the woman’s Toyota into a street sign in front of the home at 3000 Shane Drive. The suspect then entered the home through a window.

Abetkov said that officers believe the suspect knows the residents.

Officers were unsuccessful in their attempts — knocking on the door and calling the house — to make contact with the suspect. Two female residents left the house to talk to police. The women were questioned and then released.

After gaining approval for a search warrant, the Richmond SWAT team arrived at the house around 6 a.m. The suspect then tried to flee the scene, but officers caught him just a few blocks away, around 6:30 a.m.

When officers searched the home, they found the gun that they believe was used in the armed robbery and carjacking. No shots were fired in the arrest of the man or in the robbery and carjacking.

Richmond Confidential welcomes comments from our readers, but we ask users to keep all discussion civil and on-topic. Comments post automatically without review from our staff, but we reserve the right to delete material that is libelous, a personal attack, or spam. We request that commenters consistently use the same login name. Comments from the same user posted under multiple aliases may be deleted. Richmond Confidential assumes no liability for comments posted to the site and no endorsement is implied; commenters are solely responsible for their own content.

Card image cap
Richmond Confidential

Richmond Confidential is an online news service produced by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism for, and about, the people of Richmond, California. Our goal is to produce professional and engaging journalism that is useful for the citizens of the city.

Please send news tips to

Latest Posts

Scroll To Top