A robbery attempt in Greenbrae thwarted by Central Marin Police Authority officers led to the arrest of two East Bay residents early Monday afternoon on a raft of charges, including drug possession and conspiracy.
A CMPA press release reports that witnesses called in a robbery in progress at the Mollie Stone’s location at 270 Bon Air Center Road in Greenbrae at 1:03 p.m. Officers sped to the scene and quickly located a silver 2007 Mercury Milan with a male driver parked in the red zone of the grocery store’s parking lot, near the exit.
Less than a minute after their arrival, officers spotted a woman charging out of those exit doors, clutching goods she had stolen from the store, toward the Milan. Several employees were in pursuit, and officers were able to stop the woman before she reached the waiting getaway vehicle.
CMPA officers searched both suspects. The woman, identified in the Marin Independent Journal as Hercules resident Julien Lagman, 38, had almost made off with more than $300 of goods from Mollie Stone’s. She was also carrying a small amount of methamphetamine, and the man had marijuana on his person. Officers found more than 200 grams of methamphetamine, along with paraphernalia indicating that Lagman and her partner planned to sell the illicit substance, inside the vehicle. The pair was also transporting packages apparently stolen from San Rafael residents and materials suggesting that they had attempted to commit identity theft.
Lagman and the unidentified man were moved to Marin County Jail and booked on possession of methamphetamine for sale, transport/sale of methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, and conspiracy. In addition, Lagman was charged with possession of methamphetamine, identity theft, and false identification to a police officer.
CMPA Corporal Michael Mejia confirmed that Lagman’s case was submitted to the district attorney’s office on Tuesday morning, “and investigations is conducting follow-ups according to what was found in the car,” though he was unable to give further information about the ongoing investigation.