Two Concord stores were robbed at gunpoint in a 15-minute period
on Wednesday evening, just days after an armed robber struck two other nearby
businesses, police said Thursday morning.
Around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, a man armed with a gun entered the Pet
Food Express store in the Clayton Valley Shopping Center at 5434 Ygnacio
Valley Road, according to police.
The man threatened a cashier, grabbed money and fled, police said.
At 6:33 p.m., police responded to reports of a second robbery less
than a mile away at the UPS Store at 5100 Clayton Road, according to police.
In that robbery, a man also brandished a gun and made off with
cash, said Tricia Tamura, the store's manager.