Two Teenage Suspects Arrested After Robbery, Assault in Concord

May 6, 2014 8:00 am · 64 comments

Two suspects, ages 15 & 16, were taken into custody after a strong-arm robbery & assault in Concord.

Police say the robbery occurred just after 8pm on Willow Pass Rd. near 2nd St. They say the victim was a 49-year-old Concord resident who was robbed of his belongings and was punched and kicked by the suspects.

The victim, who was injured during the robbery, was treated at John Muir in Concord and released a short time later with non life-threatening injuries.

Cartman May 6, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Boil them.

Well... May 6, 2014 at 8:15 AM

We need to start fighting back. Who cares if they are underage. They need to be beat. I would like to read that the man put these to punks in the hospital.

Ricardoh May 6, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Their names and pictures should be posted. Protecting young offenders who commit this type of crime is ridiculous.

Ah, yes, May 6, 2014 at 8:26 AM

two young fellows getting started on a great career choice. I am sure they will go far.

Do the crime, rest in peace.

Blink May 6, 2014 at 8:29 AM

So is this at safeway willow pass? Or high school ?
Very public area for assault…
These kids have bright future….

It's where I'm from May 6, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Willow pass is starting to put in work
I’m glad all you claycordians are starting to realize just how real the world is.

Blink May 6, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Aren’t parents legally responsible? Medical bills…..civil lawsuit?
Anyone involved in crime should have drivers license withheld till 18 or 21

Financial subsidy for criminal teenagers….revoked

Some consequences that hits home…

It's where I'm from May 6, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Just because someone does something stupid while there young doesn’t mean they’ll be that way there whole life. People grow up and change , be honest are you still the same person you were at 15. Don’t be so harsh there just kids

J Mohr May 6, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Geez, I was walking right there about an hour earlier. I wish they would post pictures of them because they”ll get out and do this again and if they”re walking near me, I would like to know.

Blink May 6, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Should be sentenced to wearing normal pants…

Listening only to polka music….

Now I’m just going too far

Cuzzzzzzzzzzzzz May 6, 2014 at 8:53 AM

But Concord has no thugs/crime. It is a wonderful place full of rainbows, butterflies and ponies. Just ask some of the folks on Claycord.
In reality “Welcome to the Ghetto-hood”

Winston May 6, 2014 at 8:58 AM

There have been a lot more thugs hanging around lately. A worse class of folks seems to be moving into town.

Our poor misunderstood youth May 6, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Maybe Susan Bonilla can introduce some legislation to help these poor victims of society by giving them their own phones and iPads so they don’t have to steal from the more fortunate.

Some of these, May 6, 2014 at 9:21 AM

young people are the size of a man, strong,
fearless, angry. Perhaps under the influence
of drugs. I know the fear, I faced two teenagers
that were mugging a man.
All the macho crap drains right out of you after
the first sucker punch.
So tough talk all you want heroes, these were
most likely your neighbors kids!

Peanut Gallery May 6, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Hang them

teacher May 6, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Shouldn’t they be home studying?

Mr. Pink May 6, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Public caning. After a few days in the stocks.

noncexstanza May 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM

I’m sorry, but 15-16 is old enough to know that assault and robbery are wrong and they should not be given leniency simply due to their age. Their parents should also be held in partial responsibility for the actions.

And if I were the victim, I would most definitely pursue legal means to get compensation for medical bills and lost wages. I’m not saying some sort of outrageous lawsuit, but at least medical and lost wages.

Dorothy May 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM

I’m sure their parents are so proud of them for “doing their thing,” but the parents should also be willing to pay for the damages after their boys “play” time.

If there is violence involved, they should get jail time and learn more about violence dished out first hand.

Concordejet May 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM

anyone under age of 18 commit crimes and threaten anyone than yes parent are responsible for any damage. However, parents, juveniles, victims and victim service have to go to hearing. This is going to take a lot of time and money to get the paper work done.

Expert in California Youth Authority

Blink May 6, 2014 at 10:57 AM

If they get off easy …it’ll be their boast and copy cat crimes will likely go up.
Concord wants to be redeveloped …downtown crimes have to be dealt with effectively….

Almost There May 6, 2014 at 11:06 AM

@ # 8
When I was 15/16 strong arm robbery was punishable by juvenile hall for about 2 yrs. The victim was the victim and the perps were the perps. Wrong was wrong! You play you pay!

Dwight Schrute May 6, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Can I have them play with a 4′ snake that was caught yesterday?

Lori May 6, 2014 at 11:24 AM

It’s where I’m from @8 They’re just kids? Are you kidding me they are 15 and 16, even if their parents didn’t teach them right from wrong, they know strong armed robbery is wrong. No slap on the wrist, teach them a lesson the first time and maybe there won’t be a second time.

anon May 6, 2014 at 11:46 AM

how were they caught? was their a k9 involved? Go Rocco, Ben and hurry back Figo. i have to learn the others names. maybe their handlers besides ollie will let me see their dog. Rocco wasnt too happy with his the other day when he wanted to stop and say hi. Did i mention that yet? and when he walked away i heard Rocco say ‘stupidhead’. i really did.

MrDuckyWucky May 6, 2014 at 12:26 PM

diversity is our strength!

They're Under 18 May 6, 2014 at 12:34 PM

I don’t like it when teenagers commit adult crimes either (or any crime) for that matter.

But I understand that they’re juveniles, and why juveniles are protected.

If you don’t understand it, you’re not very bright.

CrappyKids May 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Glad these creepy kids were caught. I think when they are violent their names should be published and made public. I understand that kids do dumb things; however, harming someone like this is nasty and the public should know who these kids are. At 15/16, they are old enough to know better.

I do remember being that age; however, I would not have harmed anyone or robbed them of their belongings. I hope these kids get some help and I hope their parents will wake up.

Dear fool (aka..It's where I'm from) May 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

In response to the one who posted #8:

Yes, let us just give them a few new playstations, $100 each, and a few fake ids so they can waste their lives playing video games and drinking alcohol, like all the other whinos living around concord, right? Let us not teach these juvies a harsh lesson. Instead, just reward them for being…

Seriously, fool you need a reality check. Like others here said, these two need to be locked up in a prison for a two year sentence to learn the harsh lessons of life. IF you break into someone’s house and assault them, you have commited felonies. There has to be a strict consequence for such behavior.

I may not be the same person that I was at 15, but even back then i knew not to break into someone’s house and rob them. Teach these degenerates a harsh lesson. Obviously their trollish parents failed in that regard.

anon May 6, 2014 at 1:11 PM

One of the teens was from Vallejo. They also had other felony convictions.

They maybe under 18, who cares?? May 6, 2014 at 1:20 PM

So tired of people here making excuses to protect the innocent little teenage turds for “being juveniles” or “being immature”. Wake up people – concord has been taken over by a bunch of loser parents who cant teach their kids right from wrong. And we all pay the price when our homes get robbed.

Sorry to break it to you, but nobody bothers to discipline their children anymore at home. So when these kids get out into public they have not learned how to treat people with respect, or to work for a living. Children believe that taking from others, commiting crimes, bullying other kids and yelling back at their parents is the norm. A few years in prison would do wonders to teach these kids about how hard life can be if you choose to become a perpetual career criminal. They will soon begin missing the good days when they could just be a kid, go to school, hang out with friends, and go home to parents who cared for them.

If you don’t understand how a punishment must fit a crime, and how important immediate reform is, then YOU are not very bright.

Mary May 6, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Boiling them is an outrageous punishment as it is such a waste of good water, especially in this drought we are having. But, if the water could be recycled I’d be ok with it

anon May 6, 2014 at 1:40 PM

They committed an adult crime & are old enough to know right from wrong. Their parents should be held accountable & @They’re Under 18 I’m not ignorant but you appear to be. You must be one of the parents or related. Same with @It’s where I’m from. If juveniles commit such horrible crimes they should be publicly humiliated. I was 15, 16 once & made silly mistakes. But I didn’t commit misdemeanors or felonies & hurting someone is never ok. Juveniles get away with so much & are never held accountable therefore they most likely go on to continue this behavior. I speak from experience. My stepson is a perfect example. I love him so much & only wanted the best for him. He did a lot of stupid things but nothing was ever done. He was held accountable at home so he left & I couldn’t stop him because I was not his legal parent. So he went on to commit bigger crimes & is on his 3rd felony. This last one was a big one. Up until then he kept getting off so he believed he was above the law. Kids are not respectful anymore. Thankfully my 2 kids know better than to commit crimes. Parents don’t care about their kids anymore.

You're Stupid May 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM

@ 31

You’re stupid. I won’t take the time to explain it to you, because you won’t get it.

By the way, juvenile crimes have always existed, and they always will.

Maybe a quality person like yourself can go door to door and fix everything.

funny man May 6, 2014 at 1:52 PM

two months hard labor should set them straight… instead when leaving the courtroom bonilla and desauliner will hold their hands and skip down a golden road lined by unicorns while the DA plays the sitar.

Idiocracy May 6, 2014 at 2:04 PM

#31 is right

sam May 6, 2014 at 2:21 PM

@ #8… “there just kids”, your apathy is the malignacy, that is aiding and abetting in the continuing degeneration of our societal’s morays; maybe if these kids had assualted you or someone you care for, I am most certain, your frivolous sentiments regarding their, no less than criminal assault would be much more to the contrary; fortunatley this man’s head did not strike the concrete.

Elwood May 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

@ Some of these #14

That’s why I carry pepper spray and a Buck knife that would gut a horse.

Wow May 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM


The people we know don’t commit crimes.

If your stepson is a lowlife on his 3rd strike, that’s your problem, not mine.

Birds of a feather flock together.

@Mary #32 May 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Perhaps we could use the resulting soup to feed the homeless.

Cuzzzzzzzzzzzzz May 6, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Anon #25 – A couple more K-9’s are Yogi (Office Halm), Pax (Officer Nunn) and Dantest (Officer Rose)

Sad state of affairs May 6, 2014 at 3:16 PM

To the thing called “You’re Stupid”:

Perhaps throwing around insults at random people makes you feel less insecure about yourself, but lets face it. Children in this area just don’t get the discipline they need at home from inadequate parents. When crimes occur, it becomes everyone’s problem. Including yours! At least prison can scare them in the right direction before it is too late. Let me know how you feel the next time one of those precious teenage “angels” comes to your house and robs you. Or mugs you at the local grocery store. I see more kids these days hanging around liquor stores and seedy bars than at anytime before. Something is not right at home. Corrective measures are needed. End of story.

As far as your little commentary about me going door to door to try and fix everything, I would try – if I had the time. And I certainly have much respect for those who work with at-risk youths are try to improve these troubled kids lives.

As opposed to your attitude that sh** happens, so lets not think about it??

None May 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Things are changing we are not on the 40s 50s 60s understand things are changing real fast get used to it is not the parents fault. Their parents are not watching them 24 seven are they. Lol

I believe that "You're Stupid" is a glorified troll May 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Probably the same kind of person who lets his dogs run around in public and attack others walking by. No accountability, whatsoever.

Enjoy another afternoon beer, dude.

MrDuckyWucky May 6, 2014 at 3:40 PM

tsk tsk…but above all else we must be sure we don’t violate THEIR rights!

@ It's where I'm from #8 May 6, 2014 at 3:57 PM

You are seriously lacking thinking skills (not to mention writing skills).

Fig Newton May 6, 2014 at 4:03 PM

I wonder if they wore those idiotic Baggy pants? Did they have gold teef? were there shoes tied,,,, probably not,,,,,,,,,,,,,these young thugs are dressed funny,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,They must have funny mama’s! I can’t say anything against them,,perhaps the EBT Entitlement card was at zero! Bonilla needs to make sure they have monthly gift certs from Fry’s so they can have the best cell phones,,and cash payouts monthly,,These types are entitled to everything,, I hate to think of someone not getting a huge EBT grant!

anonymous May 6, 2014 at 4:29 PM

YOU GUYS DONT KNOW ANYTHING…youre only told what the kids do that guy was drinking in public and his the 16 year old kid first so they fought back, they 49 year old IS A GROWN MAN beating on a 16 year old kid so the 16 year old called his friend to come and help because he was pinned to the ground!!!! Im sure the 49 year old will face charges for being drunk in public and then hitting the 16 yesr old first…. Tf Yall dont know anything they only post what the kids did and not what happened the 49 year old man is not innocent in this case either.

Nokeem May 6, 2014 at 4:43 PM

How about shunning them for two years? I bet if their booking photos, or their facebook photos were posted on, that they would receive a good deal of shunning. I get that they are juveniles, but they were so damn brutal assaulting this man, without any compassion, as I imagine he wasn’t quiet as he was being beaten. This is awful, those boys are awful. Wishing the victim a speedy recovery and the boys a speedy trial (and punishment).

Anon May 6, 2014 at 4:50 PM

That area has had an influx of about six skeevy white males, two adults four teens, one kind of fat the rest tweeked to the bone, most with tattoos. Certainly related to that guy who was in the ladies back yard last week. Probably related to the other story about the police foot chase. Man, no trash like white trash.

All of the apartments along willow pass should be bulldozed.

dilligafman May 6, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Dumb a$% little punks,they’ll get a “stern”talking to and they”ll promise to good little boys then be sent home to their likely drug adicted mom&dad.The problem is some parent don’t teach their kids respect for others these days.

Anon May 6, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Impossible @48 . MrDuckyWucky has already found the juveniles guilty.

Gus May 6, 2014 at 6:05 PM

I’ve got twenty that says #48 is knocked up by one of them.

MrDuckyWucky May 6, 2014 at 6:40 PM

and Mr Anon has already excused them for this misunderstanding.

The Closer May 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM

@ anonymous #48

There’s an updated story on a new thread that blows your BS story out of the water. But I knew there would be one defender of these punk scumbags.there always is.

Peanut Gallery May 6, 2014 at 7:21 PM


anonymous May 6, 2014 at 11:35 PM


anonymous May 6, 2014 at 11:37 PM

#the closer #56 it doesnt blow my story away news reports arent always accurate, where the ppl that posted the story there when it happened? Were the police there when it happened no, all they have is the victims story they never believe who ppl actually did it, amd thats highly unfair. The victim could be blowing jt outtah proportion just like the updated story did

Peanut Gallery May 7, 2014 at 6:52 AM


Cowellian May 7, 2014 at 7:46 AM

So, some anonymous crazy person thinks that shouting at us is going to change our minds. But we already knew that all wannabe thugs have their own groupies.

anon May 7, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Parents that have children just for the welfare check don’t raise their kids properly.

anon May 7, 2014 at 8:50 AM

58, alright then, have the parents heard of the Parent Project? i would think it has been brought up to them at least a few times. They obviously need some help and some intervention. This program helps the parents get some control of the home back. Many parents with youths in trouble are required by the court to take this course. It was designed by patrol officers that learned a lot of these parents wanted to do something but didnt know what to do. Too bad a lot drop out when i think its the 3rd ch. rolls around dealing with drugs and alcohol. they don’t want to hear it.

anon May 7, 2014 at 8:56 AM
Anon May 7, 2014 at 11:10 AM

@ Wow -39 I’m not asking for sympathy. It’s in the dictionary between s**t & syphilis. I was merely stating when juviniles aren’t held responsible for their actions they grow up to become criminals. Public humilition works wonderful when all else fails. It works on parents as well. Your post is meaningless.

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