Photo: Panera in Novato
NOVATO — A second person has been arrested for allegedly conspiring to rob a Panera Bread bakery franchise. The suspect was the manager on duty during the robbery and additional co-conspirators are being sought.
Terresa M. Cochran, 42 of Vallejo was arrested on October 29, and she remains in custody at Marin County Jail. Cochran was booked on open charges for conspiracy to commit a crime and robbery. Bail for her release was set at $50,000.
Evidence gathered links Cochran to the robbery, which occurred on September 21. It happened about 30 minutes after closing time, when several men entered Panera Bread located at 132 Vintage Way.
Although none of the employees reported seeing any weapon, police believe at least one suspect was armed. During the robbery, one employee was forced into the manager’s office, where Cochran handed over a money bag.
A statement released by Novato PD alleges that Cochran “knew of and participated in the robbery.”
The first suspect, Tremayne J. Collier, 48 of Richmond was arrested on the night of the robbery. Collier was driving a pickup truck with other suspects, when he was pulled over by Novato police.
His companions fled from the scene and evaded capture. However, Collier was arrested and booked on suspicion of robbery. He is no longer in custody.
Meanwhile, police are still trying to identify additional co-conspirators. Anyone with information can contact 415-897-4361 or email@example.com.