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PLEASANT HILL—A suspect is in custody for allegedly robbing Pacific Service Credit Union on Contra Costa Boulevard. This robbery occurred at the Carmelo Plaza shopping center during a busy time on January 19 shortly after 11:30 a.m.
A note was handed to a teller demanding money. In a prepared statement the Pleasant Hill Police Department said. “There was no report of any weapons being involved and no employees or customers sustained injuries. The suspect fled the scene prior to Pleasant Hill police arrival.”
Nevertheless, Pleasant Hill police patrol officers and the Pleasant Hill PD investigations bureau cracked the case fast. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office assisted the local police. Leads were followed up on the same day as the robbery happened.
A suspect was identified quickly. PHPD investigators obtained a search warrant and Ramey Warrant to arrest the suspect later that evening. The suspect was placed under arrest at 10:20 p.m. He is identified as Jeffery J. Baker, who is a 34-year-old resident of Pittsburg.
Pleasant Hill police said. “Evidence related to the robbery was collected and the case will be presented to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.”
Baker was taken to the Martinez Detention Facility and booked. He was later moved to the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, where he remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bond.