A 32-year-old Tracy man was arrested Friday morning after he robbed a Manteca 7-Eleven at gunpoint.
Jacob Dillman, accompanied by a 17-year-old minor who was also arrested, allegedly used a loaded shotgun to hold up the 7-Eleven on the 1000 block of W. Yosemite Ave. shortly after 5 a.m. on Friday morning. A citizen who was in the area witnessed the robbery from outside of the store, saw the clerk with his hands up and contacted the Manteca Police Department.
When police arrived, the witness pointed them in the direction of the vehicle that he saw Dillman climb into — which left the area headed south on El Portal Ave. — and officers were able to catch up and conduct a traffic stop, detaining both individuals inside.
A precursory search of the vehicle yielded a loaded shotgun and items that reported taken during the robbery.
Dillman was transported to San Joaquin County Jail and charged with armed robbery, being armed in the commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit a felony. He is being held on $200,000 bail, and is set to appear in the Manteca branch of San Joaquin County Superior Court on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Department 1 at 1:25 p.m.
The juvenile was taken to the San Joaquin County Juvenile Justice Center where he was charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The Manteca Police Department is currently checking with neighboring communities to see if there were any other incidents of a similar nature with a suspect fitting Dillman’s description, or using the weapon that he was arrested with. No other information about potential connections was provided.
To contact reporter Jason Campbell email email@example.com or call 209.249.3544.