A stranger who appeared to be scared and out of breath knocked on a Hercules resident's door around 2 a.m. Sunday. The resident called police, who went to the home on the 100 block of Maritime Terrace to hear the stranger's story, according to the Hercules Police Department.
"The victim said he was walking in the 100 block of Paradise when he saw three males standing in the area," according to the police shift report. "When he attempted to pass by one of the three males displayed a gun and told the victim 'Give me all you got.'"
Here's how the story played out, according to the police department's shift report:
The victim ran, prompting the suspect with the gun to chase him for a short distance, according to police.
The victim continued running until he found a house with the lights. The victim described the suspects as three African-American males in their late teens or early twenties. Two of the males had black hoodies on and the other one had a black zip-up jacket with a hood.
Officers located subjects, matching the suspects’ description, in the 100 block of Paradise. Two suspects ran but the third subject, a male juvenile, was detained without incident. The victim positively identified the juvenile as one of the three male who tried to rob him. This suspect was arrested for Attempt Robbery.
A short time later Officers located a second subject, who matched the description of the suspect with the gun. The victim positively identified the second subject as the suspect with the gun. 23 year old Harold Sylvain was arrested for attempted robbery. The third suspect was not located. Officers searched for the gun, but were unable to locate it. Sylvain was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility and the juvenile was transported to Contra Costa Juvenile Detention Facility.
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