Antioch Amber Alert Teen Accused In Robbery, Fake Kidnapping

ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — Antioch police reported a 16-year-old boy, originally the subject of a statewide Amber Alert, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a Monday barber shop robbery.

Police said the boy, Hasaan Ameer Ford, has admitted his involvement in the robbery, as well as the feigning of his kidnapping.

The robbery occurred at Al’s Barber Shop, 11 W. 18th St., around 3:40 p.m. Monday, police said.

Eric Walker, Antioch robbery, fake kidnapping, Amber Alert

Eric Walker (Antioch PD)

On Tuesday evening, police served a search warrant at an apartment in the 3100 block of Lone Tree Way in Antioch and arrested Eric Lerone Walker, 23, as the suspected gunman in the robbery.

According to police, the sawed-off shotgun believed to have been used in the robbery was located in a van during a search of the premises, along with items stolen during the robbery.

Al Holmes, who works at the barbershop, said Tuesday that he was in the shop alone when the gunman came in.

He said the man pointed the gun at his head and threatened to shoot him if he didn’t do what he was told.

While this was happening, Ford – who did odd jobs around the business – came back from running an errand, Holmes said.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

The gunman stole Holmes’ keys and wallet and appeared to force the teenager at gunpoint into Holmes’ SUV, Holmes said.

Holmes reported the incident and police issued a statewide Amber Alert for Ford.

Investigators later heard from the boy’s family that his captor had released him.

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