18-Year-old and Minors Arrested in Connection to Alleged Armed Robberies

18-Year-old and Minors Arrested in Connection to Alleged Armed Robberies

ANTIOCH — An 18-year-old suspected gang member is being held in custody in lieu of $600,000 bond for two armed robberies. The victims were robbed of Rolex watches with an estimated value of $30,000 to $40,000 each.

Leon C. Fountain of Antioch, along with minors, allegedly followed the victims in vehicles to their destinations. When the victims exited from their vehicles they were surrounded at gunpoint and forced to hand over their watches.

Both robberies were committed using a semi-automatic rifle and other firearms. The first robbery in Walnut Creek occurred June 24. The second robbery happened on July 1 at a Trader Joe’s grocery store parking lot in Danville.

In a prepared statement the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said. “The robbery in Danville was carried out at the direction of the Klap street gang. They also told Fountain where the sell the watch.”

Witnesses to the Danville robbery provided Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office detectives with descriptions of the suspects and the getaway car. The black Acura sedan had a distinctive marking, which helped investigators identify it.

Fountain was apprehended at a residence July 1 at 6:51 p.m., approximately two hours after the Danville robbery happened. Fountain was booked in the Martinez Detention Facility.

Fountain faces seven charges, including an enhancement for participating in street gang terrorism. That is in addition to second-degree robbery and possession of an assault weapon.

His next court appearance is scheduled for July 19. In addition, the minors involved were transported to the John A. Davis Juvenile Hall in Martinez, charged with second-degree armed robbery.

18-Year-old and Minors Arrested in Connection to Alleged Armed Robberies was last modified: July 13th, 2022 by admin
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