2 charged for alleged Rolex watch robbery attempt at Walnut Creek shopping plaza

Bay City News
Monday, August 15, 2022
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Two men were arrested for allegedly beating and attempting to rob a man of his Rolex watch last week at the Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center in Walnut Creek.

Shaune Walter Rogers, Jr., 34, and David Lopez, 33, allegedly approached a married couple and demanded the husband's silver and gold Rolex at about 4 p.m. Aug. 11 as the couple were walking to their car after eating at a restaurant, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.

Lopez and Rogers allegedly pistol whipped the husband several times when he resisted, according to prosecutors.

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The victim's wife then used an SUV to block in the suspects when they tried to leave in a stolen car, prosecutors said in a media release Monday.

The suspects then reportedly rammed the SUV several times before leaving the area.

They were arrested a short time later about a mile away, by Walnut Creek police officers who were assisted by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office helicopter.

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Rogers, whose bail is set at $1 million, is facing six charges, including conspiracy, with enhancements for using a firearm and causing great bodily injury, attempted second degree robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to prosecutors.

Lopez, whose bail is set at $940,000, is facing four charges, including conspiracy, with enhancements for using a firearm and causing great bodily injury, attempted second degree robbery, assault with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

They are being held in the Martinez Jail and their first court appearance is scheduled for Monday at about 1:30 p.m. in Contra Costa County Superior Court.