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El Cerrito Police Department
Friday October 20th, 2017 :: 10:17 p.m. PDT


The ECPD is investigating a robbery with a firearm and shooting at a liquor store on San Pablo Avenue.

ECPD CASE# 17-21408

Crime: 211 PC- Armed robbery
245 PC- Assault w/deadly weapon

On Friday October 20, 2017, at approximately 2032 hrs. El Cerrito PD officers were sent to a reported armed robbery that occurred at Atlas Liquors, 11382 San Pablo Ave. Upon arrival it was determined that the business had been robbed at gunpoint by two suspects. During the robbery one of the suspects discharged a firearm, striking a clerk. The suspects fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The clerk, a 49 year old male, suffered a gunshot wound to his lower body. The victim was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek for his injuries. His injury does not appear to be life threatening.

The suspects were described as follows: Suspect #1 Black male adult, thin build, approx. 6-0, wearing light color sweat suit; Suspect #2 Black male adult, medium build, approx. 5-10, wearing dark jacket and white jeans. A possible involved vehicle is a black newer model 4 door sedan.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crime, or who has any information about this crime is encouraged to call the El Cerrito Investigations Division at (510) 215-4400 or via email at .

Prepared by: Sergeant Jose A. Delatorre #E202 (510) 215-4417

El Cerrito Police Department
10900 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-237-3233

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