ROSEVILLE — Police in Roseville say three men suspected of robbing the Apple Store inside the Westfield Galleria mall Wednesday afternoon were arrested after a crash along Interstate 80.
On Thursday, the Roseville Police Department identified the three suspects as Juwan Potter, 20, Melvin Barlow, 21, and Quincy Carter Jr., 21.
Officers responded to reports of a robbery at the Apple Store around 2 p.m. Witnesses were able to help police identify the car they were in.
When police showed up witnesses described the car they thieves were in.
A short time later a pursuit began, leading police to Riverside Avenue off I-80 when the car the men were in hit a big rig then Holli McNeil’s SUV as she waited on the offramp.
“I was the first one waiting at the stoplight after I just got off the freeway. And I just heard a really big crash behind me and it was that big truck,” McNeil said. “And saw a bunch of stuff flying and they hit me. Once they hit me the car went off into the intersection.”
Roseville police say three suspects got out of their car and ran.
When two of them got into Rozanne Luna’s backyard her instincts kicked in.
“I’m screaming loud. I’m screaming loud, ‘They’re in the backyard,'” she recalled.
One man was caught across the street. The other two were arrested near Luna, one next to her house and the other in a neighbor’s yard.
Roseville police say the three men match the description of four out of the five recent robberies at the Apple Store, however, they cannot confirm that they are connected to the other robberies at this time.
.@RSVL_Police Say the suspects arrested today in connection to yet another Apple Store robbery this afternoon, match the suspect descriptions of four out of five robberies at the galleria Apple Store recently…3 were arrested after a crash at Riverside and I-80 @FOX40 pic.twitter.com/xhUA5FKSeH
— Eric Rucker (@EricRuckerfox40) September 12, 2018