Dec 10, 2015
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A Richmond man is facing nine charges in connection with a Bay Point robbery spree last week that ended after a pursuit, according to a Contra Costa Times report that cites court documents.

Charles Edward Sidney III, 27, faces charges including “five counts of robbery and attempted robbery” and “attempting to take a vehicle without consent, fleeing a peace officer, possession of a firearm, and destroying evidence,” the Times said.

He pleaded not guilty to all counts.

On Nov. 30, Sidney is suspected of robbing multiple people in the area while armed, including a man in the 100 block of Spinnaker Way, authorities said. He reportedly was seen driving recklessly out of the area, but responding officers found the vehicle parked and empty on Willow Pass Road. At some points during the pursuit, he tried to steal the truck and also destroyed a cellphone in an attempt to hide evidence, authorities said. But finally a K9 was used to track Sidney down and arrest him in a field near the San Marcos housing development area, the Times 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.