Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in Belmont on Wednesday night, and on Friday announced the arrest of three suspects in the case.
Belmont police responded to a report of an armed robbery at about 9:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Civic Lane, Belmont police Lt. Pat Halleran said.
The employees of a local restaurant said they were walking to their cars after closing the business when they were approached by three suspects who demanded money, Halleran said.
Two of the suspects produced handguns, he said.
The suspects took a purse and laptop from one victim, and money from the other. Neither victim was injured, Halleran said.
The suspects were last seen running south on Civic Lane toward Broadway. No vehicle was seen or heard.
Police say a similar robbery occurred the same night in the city of Burlingame and similar robberies, which have recently occurred in San Mateo, have been under investigation by the San Mateo Police Department.
Early Thursday, San Mateo Police and other law enforcement agencies executed search warrants related to the case in the city of East Palo Alto.
As a result, three suspects were located and taken into custody without incident, Halleran said.
The suspects are 23-year-old Marc Jordan of East Palo Alto, 19-year-old Melissa Butler of East Palo Alto, and a 16-year-old male juvenile, according to Halleran.
Jordan and Butler were booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of robbery, assaulted with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy. The juvenile suspect was booked into the San Mateo County Juvenile Hall for the same charges.
Property seized during the search allegedly linked the three suspects the San Mateo robberies, the Burlingame robbery as well as the Belmont robbery.