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.

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