MARTINEZ, Calif. (KRON) – Felony charges have been filed related to retail thefts where multiple people stormed the Nordstrom Department Store in Walnut Creek.
Officials say 30-year-old Dana Dawson, 32-year-old Joshua Underwood and 19-year-old Rodney Robinson were apart of a mass looting spree where approximately 90 individuals stormed the Nordstrom store simultaneously using three separate entrances on November 20.
“The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office is committed to working with the Walnut Creek Police Department and our retail community to hold those involved in retail theft accountable,” said District Attorney Diana Becton. “We are committed to stopping those who participate in organized retail theft, which has adverse and costly impacts on business owners and consumers as well.”
The defendants will be arraigned on November 29 at the Contra Costa Superior Court. Charges include conspiracy to commit a crime, second degree burglary, second degree robbery, attempted second degree robbery, organized retail theft, possession of firearm by a felon and receiving stolen property with a value exceeding $950.
“The Walnut Creek Police Department is continuing to review video and other evidence to identify other suspects,” said Police Chief Jamie Knox. “We will not tolerate this kind of criminal activity in our city. We will work with our regional law enforcement partners at the local, state and federal lever to relentlessly pursue other offenders and bring them to justice.
Walnut Creek Mayor Kevin Wilk sent a letter to the Contra Costa District Attorney expressing “We will not tolerate these brazen organized retail crimes, and we expect the DA to charge these criminals with serious crimes to the fullest extent of the law.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Deng at firstname.lastname@example.org