Redwood City police arrested a suspect following an armed robbery last weekend near El Grullense Restaurant at 999 El Camino Real.
Christopher Edwards, 29, is in custody on robbery charges in connection with the incident that occurred about 1:20 a.m., when the restaurant was closed and no patrons were around, police said.
A 25-year-old Redwood City man sitting on a retaining wall near the restaurant’s outdoor seating area was about to make a call on his cellphone when he was approached by a suspect believed to be Edwards, police said.
The suspect grabbed the victim, forced him onto the ground, then grabbed his fallen cell phone and demanded his money, police said. The victim managed to wrestle back his phone, but the suspect then “produced a pocket knife and threatened the victim and began chasing him through the adjacent parking lot,” police said.
The victim called 911 and Edwards fled. Using a description of the suspect and the direction of travel, police located and detained Edwards in the area of Broadway and Winslow Street. Edwards was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of armed robbery. The victim was not injured.
Anyone with additional information or evidence regarding this particular case is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Ed Conover at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those wishing to remain anonymous may leave messages at 1-800-222-TIPS, or send the information online at www.BayareaCrimestoppers.org.