A 40-year-old Antioch man, identified as David Allen Vancil, was arrested for committing the home invasion robbery we reported on earlier this week in Pleasant Hill, according to the Pleasant Hill Police Department.
Police say at about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, Vancil knocked on the door of a home in the 900 block of Santa Lucia Drive. When one of the women opened the door the suspect displayed a black handgun and forced his way inside the home, according to police.
Vancil then locked the women inside a bedroom and stole jewelry and electronics from the residence, police said.
He also stole one of the women’s car keys, which he used to access a vehicle at the home and drive away from the scene, according to police.
The women, a 53 year old and 84 year old, did not sustain any injuries during the robbery.
On Tuesday, PHPD detectives received information from an undisclosed source that a person, later identified as Vancil, may be in possession of specific property that was stolen from the victim.
The Antioch Police Department was notified and was able to locate the subject in a vehicle (not the victim’s) and stop him near Auto Center Drive. Two subjects were in the vehicle along with property that had been stolen from the victim.
Both subjects were arrested and taken to the Pleasant Hill Police Department. The passenger in the vehicle, David Allen Vancil, was identified as the person responsible in this crime, police said.
The victim’s car was located abandoned on a residential street in Antioch.
Vancil was booked on the below charges and is being held on $7,775,000.00 bail.
211 PC – 1st degree robbery
459 PC – 1st degree burglary
209 PC – Kidnapping for robbery
236 PC – False imprisonment
368 PC – Elder Abuse
10851 VC – Auto theft