Trio charged after robbing couple’s casino winnings
The incident occurred last weekend in San Francisco
Three suspects have appeared before a judge this week over their alleged involvement in an armed robbery that occurred following a casino visit this past weekend. According to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, a couple left the San Pablo Lytton Casino after winning some cash, but were followed by the trio of perps to South San Francisco. There, the couple was robbed at gunpoint, but it didn’t take long for the criminals to get caught. They stood before the bench Wednesday, pleading not guilty to the charges.
The couple was not identified, other than to say that they were in their 60s. The criminals, residents of Vallejo, were reportedly present when the couple won and then tracked them after they left. James Brisker IV, 26, Eric Hamilton, 31, and Jaymon Matthews, 24 followed the couple to a Walgreens pharmacy, blocked their car in with their own vehicle and moved forward with their robbery.
Brisker reportedly approached the wife and put a gun to her head, demanding all her money. Matthews was in charge of taking on the husband and Hamilton was, apparently, the lookout. The wife struggled with the assailant before he overpowered her, getting away with her purse, while Matthews stole $400 from her husband.
The suspects left, but the couple was able to get the license plate and a description of the vehicle. They called 911 and a police officer from Daly City pulled over the crooks within minutes. The wife’s purse, with $2,000 in cash inside, was recovered in the vehicle and more cash was found while the criminals were being booked. All three are expected to return to court on April 16 for a preliminary hearing.