REDWOOD CITY (BCN) — Police arrested three suspects Monday for an armed robbery of a bakery near Redwood City.
The robbery occurred about 5 p.m. at Golden Glaze Bakery, 2780 San Mateo Avenue, in an unincorporated area of Redwood City.READ MORE: Lake County Luxury Hotel, Housing Project Raises Concerns Over Wildfire Risk
Police say an employee of the bakery was approached by a man brandishing a red handgun and demanding money. The suspect took $480 in cash, ran out of the bakery, got into a waiting vehicle that fled the scene on Stanford Avenue.
A short time later, San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a van matching the description of the getaway vehicle and positively identified the suspect who brandished the handgun.
Officials identified the suspect as Talauati S. Simon, 19, of Redwood City.
Two others in the vehicle were also apprehended: a 17-year-old Redwood City boy, who was in possession of the red handgun, and Isiah Vi, 21, a transient.READ MORE: Theft Leaves San Jose Couple Bereft: 'We’re Heartbroken, All Our Precious Things Are Gone'
Simon and the juvenile were arrested for suspicion of armed robbery and conspiracy. Vi was cited for possession of a controlled substance and was released.
Deputies encourage anyone who has information regarding this incident to call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.
MORE NEWS: Indoor Restaurant Dining Resumes, Movie Theaters Reopen in SF and Santa Clara Counties
© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.