Contra Costa County Fair employees robbed at gunpoint of $100K

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

ANTIOCH, Calif. – Two Contra Costa County Fair employees were robbed at gunpoint of $100,000 in cash while making a bank deposit.

According to Antioch police, the armed robbery occurred at 2:15 a.m. on Monday in the parking lot of BMO Bank on Somersville Road.

Authorities said that the Contra Costa County Fair had ended Sunday night, and the two employees were responsible for making a nighttime deposit.

While depositing the cash at the BMO bank, the two employees were approached by an armed suspect who robbed them of $100,000 and their personal belongings.

Craig Cannon, president of the Contra Costa County Fair Board, said that the money was from parking and entrance fees.

And he said the fair might feel the effects of this robbery next year. 

“They’re taking away money from people that will probably see it come back in some way or another,” he said on Wednesday. “Now it won’t come back. So, basically, the fairgoers and the families are the ones that are going to possibly suffer at next year’s fair.”

Police have not provided a description of the suspect, who remains at large.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.