Fast and Easy Mart Robbed at Gunpoint

A East Fifth Street business was robbed at gunpoint.

At approximately 10:58 p.m. on Thursday night, a male store clerk at the n Benicia reported four male suspects entered the store and pointed a small handgun at him demanding money, according to a release sent out by Lt. Frank Hartig of the .

“The clerk was forced to hand over an undetermined amount of currency,” said Hartig.  “The suspects also stole the clerk’s personal laptop computer, his wallet and alcoholic beverages.”

During the incident the clerk was hit in the back of the head by one of the suspects with a closed fist.  The clerk refused medical treatment.

The handgun used was described as a small, black, unknown make or caliber.

The clerk described the suspects as four males, approximately 20-30 years of age.  Two of the suspects were wearing grey hoodies.  One of the suspects was wearing a black hoodie, and the other was wearing a dark navy blue jacket.

All four suspects were wearing dark colored bandanas over their mouths attempting to conceal their identity. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown make and model silver four-door vehicle.

There are currently no photos or videos available for press release at this time, though Hartig says pictures may be released.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Yokoi at (707) 746-4244.

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Linda Lou August 20, 2012 at 08:55 AM
Kenny, it was Bobby's rather childish way of calling me an "ignorant slut" by using an obscure reference. He was probably hoping I was either too dim or too young to understand what he was saying but unfortunately for him, I am neither. It is the common recourse of those with no counter argument or facts to offer to insult or attack someone else on a personal level.
Linda Lou August 20, 2012 at 08:56 AM
And again, as usual - I have to correct his misspellings. Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin.
RJ Stewart August 20, 2012 at 01:51 PM
I wonder how much loot the perps stole. My guess it was no where near the amount filched by the Vallejo-based thugs who caused the housing collapse which, of course, affects me directly. Does anyone know the crime statistics for Benicia and whether it is increasing, decreasing, or holding steady? There are several black families living in the "money hill" area of Benicia; should I be afraid, like Linda and Rev. J. Jackson, when I see them walking down the street?
Karl Voigt August 20, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Why are folks only focusing on the Police Dept. Citizens should be asking the Mayor and the Council pointed questions ? They are the ones who formulate policy. I haven't heard peep one out of either the Mayor nor any Council member on this growing problem.
Summersole August 20, 2012 at 08:23 PM
IMO folks are focusing on the Police department because they barely get the job done. The most recent shooting at police officers, suspect escaped for hours, broke into another nearby home, beat, carjacked other citizens. BPD reacts only, there is no secure patroling, robberies keep happening, the criminals are just doing what they want, Benicia Police only tell you want they CAN'T DO (IMO)


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