Authorities said the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office last week charged three Pittsburgh men with multiple felonies in connection with more than two dozen armed robberies at factories.
According to an Antioch police statement, investigators from several police departments have determined that at least twenty-five robberies from August to November at factories in Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Concord and Clayton appear to have been linked to similar suspects.
Police notified other departments last Wednesday of the suspicious vehicle found in Bay Point following an armed robbery in Concorde. Police said that after two 18-year-olds and a 20-year-old in the car were arrested, a search found evidence of a robbery.
A day later, police officers from Pittsburgh, Antioch and Concord served search warrants at multiple locations in Pittsburgh, finding additional items related to previous robberies.
Investigators, who also relied on automatic license plate readers and other surveillance tools to gather information, then filed the case with the district attorney’s office, which indicted the three men on felony charges Friday.
Anyone with information can call the Antioch Police Non-Emergency Line at 925-778-2441 or send anonymous hints or other information by texting 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ANTIOCH and listing file 21-8275.
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.