EL CERRITO (CBS SF/BCN) — El Cerrito Police arrested a suspect last week in an armed robbery at a gas station over a month ago.
Eric Dewayne Smith, a 25-year-old Berkeley resident, was arrested last Saturday after police obtained an arrest warrant.READ MORE: CA Supreme Court Ruling Gives Prisoners Right To A Lawyer In Some Murder Conviction Challenges
At approximately 11:11 a.m. July 12, El Cerrito police officers were dispatched to a Valero gas station on a report of an armed robbery taking place there. Police said the victim had a chain and watch stolen at gunpoint after letting the suspect borrow his cell phone.
Smith was arrested in the vehicle used during the robbery.READ MORE: KPIX 5 Exclusive: Older Concrete Buildings in San Francisco Raise Earthquake Concerns
Police said during a follow-up search warrant, a 40-caliber semi-automatic firearm with an extended magazine was recovered.
Smith is on parole and probation. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges after Smith’s arrest.MORE NEWS: COVID Recovery: Task Force Unveils Plan to Get Bay Area Transit Agencies Back on Track
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