UPDATE: Two Teens Arrested After Robbing Homeless Man in Concord

May 6, 2014 18:00 pm · 47 comments

Two teenage boys were arrested in Concord over the weekend after allegedly beating a homeless man and stealing his liquor, police said today.

Officers responded around 8:10 p.m. on Sunday to reports of a strong-arm robbery at the Super Liquor and Food store at 2714 Willow Pass Road, where they found a 49-year-old transient man who had just been beaten and robbed, police said.

The man told officers that he had just exited the store when two teens punched him, knocking him to the ground and kicking him in the head, according to police.

Police said the boys stole liquor the man had just bought and ran from the scene, carrying a bicycle and skateboard with them.

The victim was taken to John Muir Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

About 10 minutes later, an officer saw two teens with a bicycle and a skateboard who matched the suspect descriptions on Parkside Drive near Baldwin Park, police said.

The officer detained the boys, who were identified a short time later by witnesses as the suspects in the strong-arm robbery.

The suspects, a 16-year-old from Concord and 15-year-old Vallejo resident, were both arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon and taken to Juvenile Hall in Martinez.

An investigation into the strong-arm robbery is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Concord police Detective Josh Graham at (925) 603-5864. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the Concord police tip line at 925-603-5836.

What low lifes they are May 6, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Stupid low lifes have nothing else better to do then beat the homeless and steal from them. The homeless man actually bought the liquor. He doesnt even have a home. Those punk teens have a place to go back to at the end of the day. They go and do something like this. If the family or friends of the teens are reading this, they’re just starting their lives to the state prison system.

Momma May 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Shame on those boys they should be punished so they realize there I are consequents for your actions.

Just me May 6, 2014 at 7:08 PM

They should be hanged.

If they’re doing this crap at 15/16 there’s no hope for their future.

Exit gene pool stage left

anon May 6, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Too bad. Hard to get a job if you have a record. It stays with you for the rest of your life.

Peanut Gallery May 6, 2014 at 7:16 PM

A result of bad parenting.

Dorothy May 6, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Another set of teens whose parents must be so proud of them.

and........ May 6, 2014 at 7:48 PM

“one of them was a super nice kid….!” yeah right. “One of them has a scholarship to a school…” yeah.. sure. Both of them will laugh at this as if it was a fun prank!! BING BING BING!!! WINNER WINNER!! I think…. that if you have a criminal record, you should be banned from FACEBOOK!!! How small of a community of people would FB have if the CRIMINALS were banned!!! ( and I mean HARD criminals, like these 2 losers!!). Make this a question for employers as to their FB address.. oh I’m sorry, but I am a criminal and have been banned from FB. Here;s my link though to my crimes through F%^KBALL.COM.

MrDuckyWucky May 6, 2014 at 8:06 PM

we need to go out of our way to be sure we dont offend these criminals, because to be insensitive would be the real crime.

anon May 6, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Did they steal his pee jar?

Amy May 6, 2014 at 8:49 PM

How low can you go?

anonanonagain May 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

What lowlifes and starting out so young!!! Yeah, we’ll see where these two animals end up years from now. Records, (prison, not recording contracts) out on the streets trying to stay above water, families disowning them. Pretty picture that they are painting for themselves……

Lacking May 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

2 guesses, at least one single parent household, entitlement mentality.

Dr. Jellyfinger® May 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Stealing booze from a toss pot? How cruel can people get? That’s almost as bad as that cat kicker guy.

Ancient Mariner May 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Robbing the poorest of the poor.
I hope they become normal.

Anonymous May 6, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Let me guess.one is turning his life around and is an aspiring rapper.

Concordejet May 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

was that the same posting earlier about the two juvenile was arrested over the weekend the 15 and 16 years old boys?

Martinite May 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

@Rebecca K.
Funny how you suggest only the victim turn his life around and not the perps.

anon May 6, 2014 at 10:05 PM

‘and just a little while longer and the wicked one will be no more’ Ps 37:10,11

anon May 6, 2014 at 10:10 PM

wait, i like this one better.
Yes, the seventh one [in line] from Adam, E′noch, prophesied also regarding them, when he said: “Look! God came with his holy myriads,  to execute judgment against all, and to convict all the ungodly concerning all their ungodly deeds that they did in an ungodly way, and concerning all the shocking things that ungodly sinners spoke against him.” Jude 14

Sister Carlene May 6, 2014 at 10:23 PM

And now I have heard everything!
The parents should be jailed too.

Marianne May 6, 2014 at 10:23 PM

I don’t care how old they are, you have to be lower than low to steal from a homeless person. They should be tried as adults.

Concord Living May 6, 2014 at 10:49 PM

You have to be low to steal from the elderly.

anonymous May 6, 2014 at 11:28 PM


anonymous May 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM


not sure? May 6, 2014 at 11:54 PM

From what I understand, I could be wrong? A fist, knee, foot can be categorized as a deadly weapon depending how it was used. Like a foot to the head of a person on the ground. Not saying the alleged victim was on the ground.

not sure? May 7, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I googled both strong arm robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in California. They both fall into the category that was reported. Again, not sure? I wasn’t there and don’t know both sides.

A Claycordian May 7, 2014 at 12:03 AM

@anonymous – I apologize to the rest of Claycord that you have no knowledge of the law, as a shoe used to curb stomp a homeless man is in fact a deadly weapon. Please get a clue and stop apologizing on behalf of these juvenile criminals. There is no “other side” to the story, except that these teenagers thought they were not doing anything wrong by battering another person in order to steal their property. They represent what is wrong with society, not what should be protected and defended in society.

Anon May 7, 2014 at 4:56 AM

Make their parents pay for the hospital bills and any damage, then they can do 500 hours of community service with the homeless. If it they break probation send the to jail.

superdump May 7, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Hey anonymous,
After you call that detective, why don’t you huff some glue and go play out on 680…

dilligafman May 7, 2014 at 7:15 AM

These two punka@# kids raise a very good argument in favor of RETROACTIVE ABORTION!!!

Hope the punks rot in hell May 7, 2014 at 8:20 AM

So tired of these welfare scum running the streets.

anon May 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Is it also inaccurate that the homeless man is in the went to the hospital? and that the poor youth were found in the park with the alcohol they stole from him? Is it inaccurate that they were found in the park? that it was the homeless guy’s alcohol?
i know the kids were in the park relaxing, after all Baldwin Park never has trouble. And this homeless man approached them and forced them to take the bottle of alcohol. The boys tried to refuse but he persisted. During this episode the man fell and hit his head on one of the boys shoes, incurring a terrible head injury. In fear he ran back to the store, got a bunch of people to support him in his story, and called the police.

anon May 7, 2014 at 8:34 AM

I know there are some creative writers here. Since somebody thinks this is inaccurate perhaps we can make this sound a little nicer for the boys.

Blink May 7, 2014 at 8:40 AM

25 & 26 has got to be a relative, thinking mother,

If these boys had exited store and been beat by 49 year old …
What would you say then?

SuperBrats May 7, 2014 at 8:49 AM

I am glad these creepy brats were caught. Their names should be made public. They will get away easy if they are tried as juveniles. Everyone deserves a chance; however, what they did was violent and cruel. I hope they will actually pay for what they did. They need to see a shrink and learn a lesson. They should work at a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen for a few years so they can learn some humanity. I agree with the poster above. The parents should be held accountable for what their lousy brats are doing and should also be served with community service for a few years, plus pay the hospital bill, the cost of the arrest and investigation. Then maybe the parents will wake up and pay attention to what their brats are out there doing.

jb May 7, 2014 at 8:51 AM

How sad a poor homeless man that had to beg for money and got some liquor from a store to forget his troubles…has to go out in the world and get
attached by two kids to get his liquor…they could have bought it…but instead decided to beat a homeless man up for the liquor…the parents must be proud of them…and will probably get off with a slap on the hand…and will do it again…as know they can…and this will not be on a criminal record…as they are only kids….scary to think when a kid wants something all they have to do
is steal and will not pay for it…poor homeless man has enough to deal with
without having to worry about being beaten up for what little he has in the world…what a sad world we live in today.

me May 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Most of these young robbers thieves and violent crime offenders come from section 8 welfare homes that don’t get a proper upbringing.

kelly May 7, 2014 at 9:08 AM

I kinda feel bad for the kids that they such losers for parents.

anon May 7, 2014 at 9:13 AM

ok 25, 26 i’m waiting…….

anon May 7, 2014 at 9:17 AM

yes i’m sure there is more to the story…. like how many times these kids had been in trouble before and they’ve done similar things and they were also under the influence at the time of this crime.
so what part of the report is inaccurate?

Welfare Mama = Terrible Kids May 7, 2014 at 9:28 AM


Felonies May 7, 2014 at 11:07 AM

For felonies, drop the age to 14

Protecting these juv criminals might end up with one of your loved one’s dead or maimed.

ConcordMike May 7, 2014 at 12:20 PM

What a joke!
Talk to your therapist instead about why your kid went out and did this crap.
I’ve seen a lot of kids around Concord where the parents encourage their kids to become demons. I could point out a house or two as examples, one of which is right around the corner from this liquor store.

Positive May 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

What is funny to me is that people can sit here and be judge and jury without all of the facts of this case, how low and insigificant must your lives be to sit around and do that, so let me guess you have no high school education and are probably on wwelfare and ont vote.
Maybe if the state of California went through with through their death penalty cases EVERYONE would understand that there are consequences for bad choices!!

Gus May 7, 2014 at 5:28 PM

“wwelfare” classic

Even auto correct couldn’t stop your stupid ass.

LitlleWing May 8, 2014 at 2:40 AM

@ #46
Awe come on now… the death penalty?
I don’t think this qualifies for the death penalty.
You are going just a wee bit overboard.

The Mamba May 8, 2014 at 9:09 AM

I blame Bum Fights.

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