PICTURES – Concord Police Arrest Serial Robbery Suspects in Roundtree

August 22, 2013 16:17 pm · 104 comments




Concord Police on Thursday morning arrested the men suspected of committing at least four armed robberies in the Clayton Valley area of Concord throughout the past week.

The men, identified by Concord Police as 57-year-old Richard French (pictured above) and 50-year-old Charles Curry, were taken into custody without incident outside French’s home in the Roundtree condo complex off Ygnacio Valley Road.

Police say they located evidence linking the suspects to the robberies.

Both suspects were booked on several robbery charges, and French was booked on the charge of being a convicted felon with a firearm. French was also wanted for fraud for a crime he allegedly committed in another city, police said.

The armed robberies started in the Clayton Valley Shopping Center in Concord on August 17th, and were committed at Sally’s Beauty Supply & Yogurt Shack. Then, on Wednesday the 21st, the suspect allegedly robbed Pet Food Express, which is also in the Clayton Valley Shopping Center, and the UPS Store, which is located less than a mile away in the Vineyard Shopping Center on Clayton Road.

Mike "troll" Dame August 22, 2013 at 4:22 PM

dang talk about a real OG glad the got the scum off the streets

Wow August 22, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Not exactly what you would expect an armed robber to look like. Glad they caught these guys. Way to go, CPD.

Mallory August 22, 2013 at 4:23 PM

AWESOME, and wow that guy looks like a total scumbag!

MsKitty August 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM

lol…that guy looks so sad. Well, he got what he deserved.

MsKitty August 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM

So glad my husband is trained better.

Ding Dong August 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Ding dong the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicket witch!

Ding Dong August 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM


Anon August 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Oh I am so glad they got them! Losers!

What a Pathetic Old Man August 22, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I actually feel sorry for him, despite his reprehensible behavior.

John August 22, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Sad old dudes.

From Clayton August 22, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Now they are going to get life in prison. MMMMbout 5 years should do it. Reminds of the movie “Going in Style” from 1979:

Inspector gidget August 22, 2013 at 4:38 PM

It could be a woman in disguise.
I feel bad for him/her also. These Hard Times are driving people to do things they
never thought they were capable of.

JWB August 22, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Wow is that Dennis?

Mr. Pink August 22, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Looks older than 57. 57 hard years I guess.

OHMy August 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Dang, those wrinkles, have wrinkles.

Beacon August 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Didn’t think it would take them too long to nab this guy. I thought they would find him sleeping under a tree in a local park.

If we was stealing to eat, that will no longer be an issue.

Cap'n Nick August 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Darn these black youths in their hoodies! Wait…what’s that you say? He’s what? He was wearing what now? Oh…well…he has an earring. I’m sure he’s got tattoos too. Typical scum. The victim should have seen him coming from a mile away. Geez. Why can’t people just be more aware of their surroundings? I’m sure this poor man was just trying to get by like the rest of us. Times are tough these days. Have some compassion.

Mr Limpet August 22, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Phew, from the description before, I was worried it might be my cousin.

Mayate August 22, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Wow, it’s either that POS, Howard or Elwood.

Howard K Mullins III August 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Richard French was also charged with being a felon in possession of a fire arm. You can bet he did’t get that gun legally. Darn glad he did not shoot anyone.

I think these guys are simply looking for a trip back to jail. Life would be a lot easier for them there and they don’t have to worry about retirement.

Lila August 22, 2013 at 4:58 PM

stupid is as stupid does – will be interesting to hear what lead to their arrests.

Enfield303 August 22, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Where is the pics of the other loser? Wanted to see the big mustache.

Connie Dobbs August 22, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Someone’s got their retirement home covered.

anon August 22, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Way to go Concord PD!

Your Choice August 22, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Now kids, this is what could happen if you don’t learn in school.
After high school take 4 semesters at a JC and learn skill set in a maintenance field, then you’ll be able to make over $100,000 a year, plus retirement. An you can go anywhere in the world with that skill set and get a good paying job.

These two have already demonstrated their intelligence, problem solving abilities. Don’t think they are members of Mensa.

Palermo August 22, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Good job!

Killjoy August 22, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Well, I guess I don’t have to hang out in the parking lot with my long lens on my camera anymore. LOL

Glad they caught these clowns. But I can’t believe they thought they could get away with crimes essentially right in their own back yards.

JW August 22, 2013 at 5:12 PM

They were such good kids. They were just turning their lives around. Tsk Tsk.

Cathi August 22, 2013 at 5:13 PM

I would never have guess that he was that young! Sad that he had to resort to that type of life especially at his age.

Cowellian August 22, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Who snitched?

From Clayton August 22, 2013 at 5:23 PM

“Have some compassion” Tell that to the kids working at those places that had guns pointed at their chests.

Peanut Gallery August 22, 2013 at 5:23 PM


dumb guy August 22, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Mrs. Doubtfire is the serial robber??

Atticus Thraxx August 22, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Now go out and get yourself some thick black frames
With the glass so dark they won’t even know your name

Is this him? August 22, 2013 at 5:35 PM
bluebird August 22, 2013 at 5:35 PM

These criminals/tweekers are getting young– er, excuse me, Older– every day! He does look older than 57.

LL August 22, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Way to go Concord PD!!!!!

jw August 22, 2013 at 5:39 PM

57? Looks 77. And looks like a weirdo. He’ll be like Bradley “Chelsea” Manning and demand “gender reassignment surgery.”

Jess August 22, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Glad the cops got them, but gee, those photos are just so sad. I’d be interested in hearing their stories. Armed robbery is usually a younger man’s crime.

Mugsy August 22, 2013 at 5:46 PM

So those stores would never expect us to hit ’em tonight.

Dennis August 22, 2013 at 5:47 PM

@mayate/jwb you can’t resd? Charles and Richard.
They must have gone shopping at the thrift stote, so they’d look good in front of the judge.
Personally, if I were the judge, I’d tack on 5 years for their tacky fashion sense … it is a crime in itself 😉

Anononon August 22, 2013 at 5:51 PM

So glad they were caught! Good job Concord PD!
Thanks, Mayor, for keeping us up-to-date!

ChampagneKitty August 22, 2013 at 5:54 PM

This man looks much older than 57 years.

itsme August 22, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Whoa, he looks a lot older than 57! What about the moustache? Fake maybe or it’s the other guy. Great job CPD! You’re on top of things as always!

DanMtz August 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Good job. I’d hazard a guess that several security cameras got real good looks at him and led investigators to his door.

shari v August 22, 2013 at 6:31 PM

More lame comments! Can’t judge a book by it’s cover! Crooks come in all shapes and sizes Worked at Nordstrom some of the well known crooks looked like Mr Rodgers! I GUESS HE FORGOT HIS HOODIE LAME BRAINS! Can”t blame a young black man this time aholes!

Linda Hult August 22, 2013 at 6:31 PM

cap n nick really because someone has a earring & a tattoo means they are criminal get a life

anon August 22, 2013 at 6:37 PM

He shaved up since yesterday. I checked the link to his facebook and this is the crazy guy that popped out of the bushes at 4:10 yesterday. Right next to roundtree. So glad they picked him up. I frequent that center and I hate that he was traumatizing the workers at the shopping center. Fear sucks.

Anonymous August 22, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Typical illegals from Monument..
Oh nevermind

Mary August 22, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Good Lord, if I ever look like those men I think I would want to live my life in crime.

He or She is in transition like Manning =)

anonamoose August 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Just wait all you unsympathetic
people ’till you get to
retirement and the stock market has wiped
out your 401K, your house has been foreclosed,
and Social Security reduces your retirement
benefit because on closer examination they
decided they paid you to much, and want
their money back (and they can do that).
You’ll be singing a different tune.

Anon August 22, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Glad to hear they got them!

Codyblackwell01 August 22, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Concord PD……as,previously mentioned…….thanks for everything you do for us! We knew this would be a short lived situation! While these two (2) morons were not exactly Bonnie & Clyde; (OK…maybe frick & frack) anytime a gun is involved it is serious business. Thank you!!!!

Cap'n Nick August 22, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Linda, Linda, Linda…
There is always someone here who has sarcasm go sailing right over their head. Looks like today was your day. Congratulations on your big moment. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

kevgar August 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Isnt that the shopping center with a PD substation? What maroons!!

Codyblackwell01 August 22, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Anonmouse, Keep your BART union job and continue to chisel at the public for raises. Our economy may have problems, but only the weak whine. Most of on this thread care more about moving positively forward then complaining anonymously.

JRconcord August 22, 2013 at 7:23 PM

WOW If I had a grandpa he would look like that….

DanMtz August 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM


Yeah, life’s a b****. Get used to it. And get used to not depending on the government.

cf August 22, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Thank you CPD for arresting these two WMAs. Good Work.

Em Dubya August 22, 2013 at 7:41 PM

See! Checkpoints work! Just set one up at Roundtree and wait for a dude with a gun and a brown paper bag to jog through.

Seriously – the old (57?!) fool must have had a scary gun. Absurd this twit and his pal were the ones terrorizing the area.

firefighters daughter August 22, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Nice diamond in his ear…probably from a previous robbery/burglary.

ClayDen August 22, 2013 at 7:50 PM


So, you can commit armed robbery if you have a good reason? You are a moron.

The Dude August 22, 2013 at 8:03 PM

This is one of your famous April Fool’s Day stories, early, right? Right? The floating strip club actually seemed more believable.

Cowellian August 22, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Cap’n Nick,
You’ve been gone a while, and some of these new folks aren’t wise to your ways.

concord August 22, 2013 at 8:18 PM

love that diamond earing, why didn’t he pawn that! what a skum, glad I don’t have to live in a condo complex with the likes of him.

Yhe Phantom August 22, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Some people thought he might kill them with a gun.

Think of having some small time punk threatening to END YOUR LIFE for some money.

If it happened to me I would want him released…at night.

Innocent until proven guilty August 22, 2013 at 8:29 PM

There but by the grace of God go any of us.

Em Dubya August 22, 2013 at 8:31 PM


Dude – gangstah was transported to the Tom Hanks rehabilitation center. Quit trippin.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 22, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Whoa! Looks like Hal Holbrook has hit rock bottom!

Craig Cannon August 22, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Sickening and Sad. I wonder what drives a Mature Man to Such? He Scared Many People…..

jiminy_cat August 22, 2013 at 8:49 PM

They look like they could be Obama’s kids…

Keith August 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM

He looks like he’s well into his 70’s!

Hard living will do that to you. Felon in possession of a firearm. There’s a shock!

Probably a convicted armed robber. The recidivism rate is very high. You need money, and you get desperate and stupid.

Hope he gets 15-20, if not more. He deserves it.

And where’s the picture of the other guy?

Cap'n Nick August 22, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Dr. Jellyfinger, Hal Holbrook was my first thought too. LOL

Angelica August 22, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I’m glad they caught this guy, or guys.

Why are people feeling sorry for the old guy? 57 is not that old! He just looks a lot older because of his lifestyle.

He needs to do some serious time. Is he a three striker?

Em Dubya August 22, 2013 at 9:41 PM


I’d hate to see Abe Vigoda.

Louisa August 22, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Am I the only one who thought of Rod Stewart? I guess it’s the tousled hair and earring.

Fred August 22, 2013 at 9:58 PM

“Isnt that the shopping center with a PD substation? What maroons!!”


Cowellian August 22, 2013 at 10:11 PM

They’re guilty if they did it, and they’re innocent if they didn’t.
And most all of us are innocent of armed robbery, even when times are tough.

Very, Very Nice Lady August 22, 2013 at 10:16 PM

I think they might have the wrong man.

He doesn’t look like someone who could do something so horrible.

And he looks a lot older, which means he couldn’t have ran through the shopping center.

Maybe he’s really 80, and he can’t live off Social Security.

Maybe his rent is too high at Roundtree. I lived there a long time ago, and it was too expensive for me. So I moved.

We should withhold judgment. Only God can judge.

I think most of you are being very, very mean. I like being nice to people because it makes me feel better about myself.

I was taught if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Maybe he has a family.

20,000 Volt Ghost August 22, 2013 at 10:19 PM

…..and he would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those meddling kids and their mutt.

Uncle Rico August 22, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Isn’t that Napoleon’s aunt? Did she crash the ATV again?

Rose Nyland August 22, 2013 at 10:24 PM

looks like an old lesbian in that top photo… somebody better check!

Dr. Jellyfinger August 22, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I’ll fetch my gloves…….

Granny Snagkitten August 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Oh butter drops! for a moment I was afraid it was me.

True story in an Alameda Co. courtroom.. August 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Defendant (age 73) being sentenced for several counts of robbery:

Judge (Old long serving justice in the county): The court has found you guilty and sentences you to serve 28 years in State Prison.

Defendant (being taken away by Bailiff): “Twenty eight YEARS?? But your Honor, I just CAN’T DO 28 years”.

Judge: ” Well, do as many of them as you can…”

Stev August 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM

@ Very, very nice lady-79

“Amusement purposes” posts are good for a laugh.

I had a long day too.

Em Dubya August 22, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Oh no. That looks like Janet Reno. Is Obamacare that bad?

My first thought... August 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Julia Child

My second thought... August 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM


Em Dubya August 22, 2013 at 11:31 PM


Yo Diva! August 23, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Hey, in this ObamaEconomy you gotcha do whutcha gotcha do.

Vinnie August 23, 2013 at 5:53 AM

Man, I guess ugly skinny ties are the new hoodie. Damn these punks!

anonamoose August 23, 2013 at 6:04 AM


I don’t normally post here much. I have a life … and I’m a Republican.

JumboJack August 23, 2013 at 6:38 AM

I hope they rot in jail, may there days be long and miserable and they ought to pay restituition upon their release and have their SS ATACHED so they pay for their stupidity! Any personal property should be auctioned off and donated to the City of Concord,, you cant get away with crime here, Concord Police are number one!

Happ August 23, 2013 at 8:24 AM

For all of you feeling sorry for those arrested I would hold off till you see their criminal history.

OldMan August 23, 2013 at 8:26 AM

I’m glad these weirdoes were finally caught. Get dah kine olfahts off da street.

Hey Your Choice... August 23, 2013 at 9:24 AM

…I just got done with my 4 years of college and gained a bunch of neat-o skills, just like you said! There’s just one problem, where is my 100K a year job? Maybe I misheard you and you meant “100K student loan debt”?

You’re right in one aspect, though. I can travel anywhere in the world with my skillsets now, just as long as anywhere is China or India, since that’s where the Baby Boomers sent all of our industries and have begun shipping our skilled labor jobs to.

Robbing pet stores sounds like a much more lucrative prospect than college right now. This guy can afford an earring, a nice suit and he is getting an awesome retirement package with 3 square meals a day, a bed and a hot shower. Compared to sleeping in my car with student loan people chasing me down, that prison thing sounds incredibly nice…

anon August 23, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Charles Curry was on parole for murder!

@Rose Nyland August 23, 2013 at 9:51 AM

I had my resources check into your ‘old lesbian’ tip and determined you were spot on – Ellen DeGeneres in standard attire.

Anon2you August 23, 2013 at 3:01 PM

First of all – That dude is an old school gangster, brings me back to a time with criminals knew how to dress. Suit and tie required, two tone shoes with a snub nosed .38 Special tucked in the waist. He tried to “modernize” it with a patterned tie and shirt, and jeans tisk-tisk… Everyone knows white shirt and pencil black tie. That is the problem with criminals today they just treat every day like casual Friday.

Anon2you August 23, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Also he looks more like the old dude from Prizzi’s Honor – William Hickey…

your neighbor August 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM

It looks like Gordon Ramsay on a bad day.

@OldMan August 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM

LMFAO hilarious!

CaliCole August 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Awe I frel bad for him. I know its wrong but seeingnhis pic feelkind of bad. He a little old man. Lol

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