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Suspects arrested after armed robbery in Danville Trader Joe's parking lot

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DANVILLE – Authorities arrested three suspects in connection with an armed robbery that happened in the parking lot of a Danville Trader Joe's store Friday afternoon.

On Friday at around 4:36 p.m., Danville police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred in the grocery store parking lot of the Trader Joe's on Railroad Avenue in Danville.  

Contra Costa County Sheriff patrol car. (CBS)

The victim reported he was held up at gunpoint by two suspects as he exited his car. The suspects fled the scene in a waiting vehicle with the victim's personal property.

Danville police and Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs along with Sheriff's Office STARR helicopter commenced an extensive search for the suspects. Other law enforcement agencies were also notified. 

Detectives from the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office located the suspect vehicle in Antioch. Assisted by  Antioch police officers and STARR helicopter, deputies took all three suspects into custody.  

Authorities said one suspect is identified as 18-year-old San Jose resident Leon Fountain. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on multiple charges including armed robbery, conspiracy, participating in a criminal street gang, and several weapons violations. He is being held on $380,000 bail.

The two other suspects are juveniles and are not being identified. 

The investigation into the robbery is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600 or through Sheriff's Office dispatch at (925) 646-2441. For any tips, email: or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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