HERCULES (KRON) — A husband and wife from Hercules escaped injury on Wednesday in an armed robbery outside their home but unfortunately temporarily lost their belongings after already losing money while gambling at a casino earlier the same day.
Officers were dispatched at 9:38 p.m. to the 1000 block of Canterbury on a report of a robbery.
The couple had just arrived home from Cache Creek Casino when a suspect took her purse from her shoulder as if she was walking towards her home, police said.
The suspect then ran toward a four-door sedan parked across the street, but turned and pointed a pistol at the woman and told her to shut up when she screamed.
The scream alerted her husband who was still in their truck. As he tried to get out of the truck, another suspect shattered the driver’s side window with a black pistol and demanded the man’s property, police said.
The suspect took the man’s cellphone from his jacket and ran to the sedan.
The suspects were last seen driving east on Canterbury.
Police said they recovered the purse and the husband’s cellphone on Tara Hills Drive near Shawn Drive in Pinole.
Officers have not made any arrests.
Bay City News contributed to this report.