March 27, 2010
Three teen boys arrested in early morning carjacking at Countrywood shopping center
Walnut Creek police Sgt. Lanny Edwards says that police received a call at 2:06 a.m. from a motorist who reported being carjacked in the parking lot of the Countrywood shopping center. The victim said the carjackers were black, wearing masks, driving a black SUV, and were armed with a handgun and a hammer.
One of the suspects took the victim's car, while the others stayed in the SUV, as both vehicles drove off northbound on Bancroft Road.
Police immediately searched the surrounding areas and found the black SUV, occupied by three teen boys, on La Salle Court. Police also found a loaded handgun, a hammer, and items belonging to the victim inside the SUV. Police found the victim's vehicle parked nearby.
All three suspects were booked into Junenile Hall on suspicion of carjacking and conspiracy. Anyone with information on this robbery is encouraged to call the Walnut Creek Police Department at (925) 943-5844.