A foot pursuit by Manteca Police officers ended with the arrest of two armed robbery suspects.
Police received a report of an armed robbery in the 200 block of West Center Street Thursday at 12:18 p.m. A male juvenile victim had been robbed of his personal property by two male suspects. One of the suspects was armed with a firearm and struck the victim with his gun. The victim did not require medical attention.
About an hour after the incident, an officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the 1300 block of East Yosemite Ave. The officer attempted to detain three adult males and a juvenile female who were with the vehicle. Two of the males immediately fled on foot. The juvenile female and remaining male subject complied with the officer’s commands and were detained without incident.
Additional officers responded and a perimeter was quickly established in the area the two suspects had fled. Patrol officers located one of the suspects while Manteca Police Detectives from the Street Crimes Unit located the other suspect. Both were taken into custody without incident.
The two male suspects who had fled on foot were identified as the same suspects responsible for the robbery. The juvenile female was also identified as being involved. The third male subject who was cooperative and who had been initially detained was found to have not been involved in the robbery. This subject was merely a passing Good Samaritan who had stopped to help the three suspects when the suspect vehicle they were in ran out of gas. That person was immediately released.
A loaded handgun was recovered from the suspect vehicle. The handgun had been modified to be fired in fully automatic mode (machine gun) and contained an extended ammunition magazine. All three suspects were transported back to the Manteca Police Department where they were booked.
The adult males were later booked into the San Joaquin County Jail and the juvenile female was booked into San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall. The female’s identity is not being released as she is a juvenile.
The male suspects are Magique Brian Beermann, 19, of Manteca and Dekail Diamonte James-Phillips, 18, of Stockton.
All three were charged with robbery, conspiracy, possession of a firearm, and the alteration or removal of a serial number on a firearm.