The Emeryville Police Department posted a Nixle alert announcing the arrest of a robbery suspect from an incident back on March 27th.
Officers responded to a theft in progress at the Emeryville Target store where the suspect brandished a firearm to escape arrest prior to officer’s arrival.
After a brief investigation, the suspect was identified by Detectives and a search warrant was obtained for his arrest. The suspect was served with the warrant and a search of his San Leandro residence unveiled firearms and other weaponry along with several realistic Airsoft rifles.
30-year-old Phillip Carter of Tracy was arrested and the firearms were recovered and placed into evidence. Carter was listed as on probation for possession of concealed firearm and theft.
The store was the victim of a takeover robbery back in September 2017 but no information was provided if these incidents were being investigated for any connection.