Nov 6, 2014
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A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with a gunpoint robbery underneath a BART overpass in Richmond early Tuesday, according to the Richmond Police Department.

Jose Manjarrez was taken into custody a short time after police responded to reports of a robbery under the tracks near the intersection of Macdonald Avenue and 16th Street, police spokesperson Nicole Abetkov said.

The victim was walking about 2:15 a.m. when the suspect approached with a gun and demanded his belongings, Abetkov said.

He made off with the victim’s wallet but a cop spotted him shortly after and arrested him. He was in possession of a pellet gun, Abetkov said.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.