23-year-old Antioch Man Arrested for Armed Robbery in Pleasant Hill

February 6, 2013 · 18 comments

A 23-year-old Antioch man has been arrested for armed robbery in the City of Pleasant Hill, according to Police.

Joseph Dukes was taken into custody earlier this week in Antioch for the January 27th armed robbery outside of the Wells Fargo Bank ATM on Contra Costa Boulevard.

The victim claimed Dukes came up from behind him at about 7:15pm, put a gun to his back and demanded money. When the victim refused, a fight broke out and the victim & suspect both fled. The victim was able to get a license plate number of a waiting vehicle, and later that day, two other people, who were with Dukes at the time of the robbery, were arrested. Dukes wasn’t located and arrested until February 1st.

Today, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged Dukes with armed robbery. Dukes is also the main suspect in two other armed robberies, which occurred the same night in Bay Point & Pacheco.

1 The Closer February 6, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Was the getaway car an orange dodge charger painted like a confederate flag? Was his girlfriend wearing real short shorts? I think I saw Him somewhere.

2 NRA #1 fan and member February 6, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Wish the victim took the suspects gun and killed him and the other two losers would be charged with muder. That my friends, would be a happy ending!

3 knasc February 6, 2013 at 3:37 PM

@NRA#1 – and risk getting shot by his two potentially armed accomplices in the getaway car? Great idea.

4 Ian February 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

^ +1

5 AnotherAnon February 6, 2013 at 4:09 PM

We know robbers aren’t the brightest bulb on the string, but at least this guy apparently was smart enough to NOT use his gun

6 Styles February 6, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Hey Closer, any real Dukes fan knows that the boys never used a gun. Only bow and arrow.

7 Fly boy February 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

No suspect description required.

8 The Closer February 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM

@ Styles#6…Luke and Bo didn’t but their twin bros Joseph and David did.

9 Howard K. Mullins III February 6, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Need to ban bows and arrows. Damn things kill people.

10 poohbear February 6, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Where is this Wells Fargo on Contra Costa Blvd? I’ve been looking for one. Not that I want to go there now….

11 Sunny D February 6, 2013 at 5:54 PM

@Howard K……Thanks for the laugh! Made my night!!!

12 Dennis February 6, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Weren’t bows and arrows the assault weapons of choice for about 2000 years? Rule Britannia!

13 Dennis February 6, 2013 at 6:05 PM

2 questions
1 the victim fled from the police or the thugs?
2 how long are the rap sheets on the thugs?

14 Anon February 6, 2013 at 6:14 PM

I can’t believe the losers in this state voted down three strikes. Wait, my mistake parolees like these scumbags can vote, can’t they.

15 Ancient Mariner February 6, 2013 at 6:31 PM

@ poohbear:
It’s at the intersection of Golf Club Rd.& CC Blvd. on the northeast corner.

16 anonanonagain February 6, 2013 at 6:54 PM

I wish there were a happy ending. He’ll probably be out in 6 months…..

17 Smil February 6, 2013 at 6:55 PM

NRA #1, The Closer & a few others are freaking hilarious!!!! I love a good laugh from solid people! Thanks!

18 Mr Pink February 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Need a mug shot so I can work up a really good hate.

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