District Attorney: Robber to Face Multiple Charges

District Attorney: Robber to Face Multiple Charges

 

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DA) has charged Richard Joseph Lachaux, 27, with 13 felonies. They include two counts of first-degree ATM robbery; four counts of second-degree robbery; four counts of attempted second-degree robbery; and one count each of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and evading a police officer. 

The charges stem from a Sunday, June 12, robbery spree in Alameda that involved robbing customers at a Wells Fargo ATM at South Shore Center, discharging a weapon and robbery at the Walgreens store at South Shore Center and displaying a weapon and robbery at Alameda Cellars on Encinal Avenue. (“Robber Fires Pistol at Local Drug Store,” June 16). 

According to the DA this is not the first time Lachaux has faced charges here. In fact, records show Lachaux has already been convicted in Alameda County for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Other jurisdictions where Lachaux had been convicted include receiving stolen property in the City and County of San Francisco and forgery in the City and County of Los Angeles. 

Lachaux was arrested in San Francisco on charges unrelated to his alleged robbery spree in Alameda on the very same evening. He is being held in the San Francisco County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court in San Francisco, Department M12, at 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 28.