After San Pablo police released surveillance footage of an robbery at La Esperanza Express at 1852 Rumrill Blvd., the community stepped up and helped identify him.
On Thursday, the suspect, whose identity was not immediately available located and arrested and also connected to a total of four robberies in both San Pablo and Richmond, police said.
“Thank you to all the community members who came forward to get this criminal off the street,” the department said in a Facebook post. “With the information given to investigators, we were able to locate and arrest him with a lot of marijuana and enough evidence linking him to a total of four robberies throughout San Pablo and Richmond.”
SPD also thanked Richmond police detectives for assisting in the case.
The La Esperanza Express had been robbed twice — in December as well as last month.
The first incident occurred Dec. 22, 8:30 p.m., when two Hispanic men wearing black-hooded sweatshirts, face masks and blue latex gloves entered the business armed with a handgun, police said. They fled with cash from the register.
It is believed that robbery is related to one that occurred at the store on Jan. 26 at 7:13 p.m., when the Hispanic male (pictured) wearing similar clothing with blue latex gloves and a black handgun again stole cash from the register, police said.