Coffee Shop Customers Hold Suspect for Officers to Arrest

Coffee Shop Customers Hold Suspect for Officers to Arrest
Photo: Paris Williams

SAN LEANDRO— Two men were arrested following a commotion at a coffee shop that started when a customer’s laptop computer stolen—and several customers decided to chase after the crook.

The incident occurred April 6 at the Starbucks stop located at 1057 MacArthur Boulevard. Police received a call shortly before noon that several customers were chasing a man who allegedly stole a laptop computer from someone inside Starbucks.

Responding officers located the victim, and the coffee shop posse nearby who by then had captured the suspected thief. These witnesses told police that he was the man who entered Starbucks and grabbed a laptop computer from a person who was sitting at a table.

The man dropped the laptop computer while he was running away, and it was recovered and returned to its owner.

The suspect next attempted to enter a waiting vehicle nearby, but he was unable to open to the door, before the vehicle sped away.

When the coffeehouse posse caught up with the suspect. They held him down on the ground and waited until police officers arrived on the scene.

Responding officers immediately took custody of the suspect, 18-year-old Oakland resident Paris Williams, who was arrested and charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime.

A second man suspected of driving the car was located and arrested, an 18-year-old Berkeley resident, but was he was not charged, and he was released from custody on April 9.

Coffee Shop Customers Hold Suspect for Officers to Arrest was last modified: April 12th, 2018 by admin
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