TUESDAY 9:48 PM (10-2-12)  —  An armed man attempted to rob the Dash/Valero gas station and market (at Discovery Bay Blvd and Riverlake Road). He is on foot in Discovery Bay, and in possession of a shot gun.  Be vigilant, lock your doors and report any unusual activity.

UPDATE:  10:17 PM.  —- Roadblocks at Dolphin Place/Sandpoint Road.  Search for suspect on foot.  Helicopter search overhead.  STAY INSIDE – helicopter using heat sensor, so is alerted to anyone on their back deck in the Dolphin / Dune / Anchorage / Sandpoint area.

UPDATE:  10:43 PM:  No sign of suspect, but search continues. Now also looking for low-jacked red Mercedes.


UPDATE  11:13 PM:   Highway 4 at Discovery Bay is closed. Take Clipper to get out.  Search for suspect ongoing.

UPDATE:  7:20 AM (10-3-12):   It does not appear the suspect has been located.  Expect an official update and comment from the Contra Costa County Sheriff at about 9:00 AM


Last night at about 9:30 PM, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff received a report of an armed robbery at a convenience store located on the 1500 block of Discovery Bay Boulevard. The clerk at the store said a man armed with a shotgun entered and demanded money. After receiving money, the suspect fled on foot.
Deputy Sheriffs set up a perimeter and began searching for the suspect. A California Highway Patrol helicopter assisted in the search. A police K-9 was also used.
The suspect was not located. The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20’s. He was wearing a white mask and a baseball cap.
There were no injuries.
Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to call the Office of the Sheriff at (925) 646-2441.
11 thoughts on “CRIME ALERT – URGENT!”
  1. Isn’t there supposed to be a phone-alert system for this kind of thing? Linda Loveland 925.516.7286


  2. We appreciated the urgent notification, but an hour too late for us. We do not view our emails on a constant basis and agree a phone-alert system would be ideal ~ Ortiz Family

  3. Wow…good point Linda! I would think, as he was hopping deck to deck, etc, that a shelter in place call would have been an excellent thing to do! NOT good he wasn’t found, not good at all. 🙁

    1. Hi Linda, that was my first thought too. I did not know about this as I was in bed when this happened. It would be nice for the Sheriff to send an automated phone call. Also, many of us have notification sign up on our phones and nothing was received that way either.

  4. I agree that a phone alert should be used, especially when the crime involves a gun! It is disconcerting to hear helicopters flying above and not knowing what is going on. Fortunately I saw Amanda’s post on Facebook. Thank you Amanda.

  5. I agree, how would we set up a system like that? Does DB have council meetings were we could discuss the crime and what we can do to help catch these people? Our own phone system would be great for people who have house phone, and if they dont this may encourage them to do so. Kind of like our own amber alert.

  6. Contra Costa County does have a phone alert system. It was last used when there was an escape at the Byron Boys Ranch. I believe it should have been used this time, as well.

    1. Who do we contact, or how do we ask that these kinds of things are added to a phone alert system, since it is already in place?

  7. I could’ve swore I hooked my cell phone up to receive notifications. How come we did not get anything via phone??

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