UPDATE: Walnut Creek Police Release Picture, More Information on Sunday Night Armed Robbery

June 9, 2014 9:56 am · 26 comments


On Sunday, June 8th at about 11:03 pm, the Walnut Creek Police Department received a call that a robbery had just occurred at the 7-Eleven store, located at 301 N. Civic Drive.

The suspect, described as a white male adult in his late 20s wearing a white t-shirt and a towel over his head, had robbed an employee.

The suspect was armed with a hatchet.

The suspect fled in a newer model silver 4 door vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money. The employee was not injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Walnut Creek Police Department at 925-943-5844.

Michelle June 9, 2014 at 10:05 AM

A hatchet! Really! Are people really desperate these days?

Danja June 9, 2014 at 10:06 AM

A hatchett though ?! That’s strange

Ummmm June 9, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Put an additional camera outside the store? Have it or one of the cameras set in a zoom position to get a closer look at facial descriptions?

That one guy June 9, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Shouldn’t be too hard to find….nobody wears watches anymore!

Possibly... June 9, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Hmm…Walnut Creek opens it’s first ever Bikes, Books, & Hatchet store (called Rivendell on N. Main st) and now we’re seeing crimes with hatchets.

A coincidence?! I think not. Clearly this store needs to be banned and/or sales of hatchets need to be regulated.

Where are the city council members or our reps on this one. Shameful.

Count Yer Chicks B4 They Hatchet June 9, 2014 at 10:47 AM

ACTUALLY…a hatchet isn’t too strange, considering there is a hatchet STORE downtown on Main Street, within walking distance. The people who work there are super awesome and nice, though – I don’t want to imply anything negative about the business, just stating the facts…

WC June 9, 2014 at 11:34 AM

The hatchets at that store are a bit pricey for the looser in this picture. Pleasant Hill should update their stupid gun store ordinance to include hatchet sales!!!

anonanonagain June 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM

“The suspect fled in a newer model silver 4 door vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money.”

Typical thug. One who thinks he deserves the finer things in life but doesn’t want to earn it the honest way. I hope they catch this lazy moron…..

Me thinks... June 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM

it’s time to bury the hatchet

dave June 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The watch. Someone will recognize the guy’s build that wears a black watch like that.

Googlar June 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM

They took a photo of a monitor. Do they not know about printscreen? This is the sort of thing I expect my grandma to do.

Schools out for Summer June 9, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Never understood why 7-11 late nighters and gas stations don’t have security
waiting for goons like this.
Carrying a hatchet is a whole new crime

Elwood June 9, 2014 at 1:04 PM

What a great pic!

He should be easily recognized.

Just look for a fool with a hatchet in his hand and a towel over his head.

Moms Demand Hatchet Sense June 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Clearly, it’s time for some common – sense hatchet legislation. We need to close the hatchet show loophole and make sure this never happens again.


Vanessa June 9, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Does this mean I have to give up my ax. An axe is not a hatchet, right…

AxMeNoQuestions June 9, 2014 at 2:44 PM

An axe is the thing used to chop down trees or split wood. A hatchet is a smaller tool to trim off small twigs or branches from trees or chop small pieces of wood.

TJ June 9, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Personally I like the turban he’s wearing.

Mimi (original) June 9, 2014 at 3:01 PM

YIKES!! A hatchett??

Dremesius Jackson June 9, 2014 at 3:46 PM

No Vanessa, you being silly. An axe is a question.

BillyBob June 9, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Towel Head on Towel Head crimes.

Original G June 9, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Just a guess, an older system using low mm lenses, saved on number of cameras needed when system was installed. When you are out shopping take the time to observe placement of cameras in a business.

A large chain hardware store in Claycord has camera coverage in their store but outside a single camera. Speaks volumes as to what’s important to them.
Safety of customers, their vehicles and possible crimes committed in their parking lot ???

Good video, put out by FBI, gives business owners and home owners ideas to consider in buying and setting up a video system.

Videos 10 thru 21 give basic knowledge and concepts about CCTV systems will help you understand what to look for in a system and what you need.

PO'd June 9, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Amazing what some hard drugs will do to people-probably borrowed car from someone he knows.He’ll be back.

Anon June 9, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Looks a female subject from the way they are standing.

gbush June 9, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Looks like a terrist muslim

RunDogRun June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Definitely needs a stylist!

Underwood June 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Funny, I collect hatchets for throwing! Depending on the length of the handle it could have been better or worse for the suspect to swing it. A wide swing would give the victim a great chance of moving back and not getting hit, or, coming in and stopping the strike at the arm or handle. Not that I recommend enticing a hatchet-wielding criminal to swing at you. Ouch.

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