RICHMOND (KCBS) — A man was arrested Monday morning after he allegedly robbed a woman, stole her car and crashed into a yard at a home in Richmond, police said.
Richmond police responded to a call around 12 a.m. that a woman had her car stolen near the 2800 block of Shane Drive near Contra Costa College. The armed suspect then sped off, Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.
“We got a couple of phone calls from residents in the area saying that a vehicle had crash near the 3000 block of Shane Drive and person from that vehicle was seen leaving and going into on of two residences,” she said.
While a SWAT team was assembling outside, the suspect managed to escape on foot but was arrested moments later a few block away.
A woman, Jancice—who didn’t want to use her last name—said that she called 911 to report that someone that crashed in her yard. She said that she was upset that police detained her and daughter for six hours leaving their 96-year-old bed-ridden and blind aunt inside the house. She also complained that officers damaged the inside of her house.
“When they came in here, there was no one here, so they broke my window, messed up her room,” she said. “I’m tired of it.”
Police, however, dispute her account. They said that one of the women in the home had a relationship with the suspect and that during the search a weapon was found.
The also said they had contact with the elderly woman inside the house for the entire duration and that damage had been because the SWAT team believed the suspect was still in the home.
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