A 29-year-old Richmond man, identified as Eugene Markell Drake, was arrested on Friday night in connection with an armed robbery at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Contra Costa Boulevard just before 9pm.
Pleasant Hill Police tell Claycord.com the suspect entered KFC and confronted the employees with a handgun, demanding cash.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, police say he fled the business on foot.
Officers arrived on scene and spotted the suspect near the intersection of Contra Costa Boulevard and Golf Club Road (near Wells Fargo).
Police say the suspect briefly tried to run but was ultimately detained at gun point by Officers from the Pleasant Hill Police Department.
A loaded handgun was found in his possession as well as cash from KFC, according to police.