Teenagers arrested for robbery


Officers were called at about 5:25 p.m. to an armed robbery at the Jack in the Box restaurant in the Golden Hills Plaza at 1035 Alamo Drive, police said.

Two masked gunmen had entered the restaurant and robbed the clerk at gunpoint, taking an undisclosed amount of cash. The two suspects were seen running from the scene toward Marshall Road, according to police.

Police established a perimeter and called in K-9 units as well as a California Highway Patrol aircraft. One of the suspects was located on Devonshire Drive and apprehended after a short chase on foot, police said. The stolen cash was allegedly found with the suspect.

The other suspect was located and also arrested without incident. Police reportedly located the ski masks and replica handguns used in the robbery, the department reported.

The male suspects, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old, reportedly admitted to the restaurant robbery, according to police. Police believe the boys also attempted to steal money from a female victim at the 99 Cent Store in the same shopping plaza, police said.

Further investigation revealed that the boys also allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven store at 1450 Alamo Drive on Tuesday, and a Valley's Food Mart at 1100 Marshall Road on March 11, according to the Police Department.

The suspects were booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery and conspiracy.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call police at (707) 449-5200.

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