WALNUT CREEK -- Two men who police say were in a car that was reported stolen from Antioch were arrested outside a popular restaurant.
Christopher Mair, 27, of Pacheco and 22-year-old Matthew Danska of Walnut Creek were nabbed around 3:45 p.m. when Walnut Creek police noticed a vehicle they said looked suspicious behind Prima Ristorante, 1522 North Main Street, Lt. Steve Gorski said.
When officers determined the vehicle was stolen, they confronted Mair and Danska in the car and took them into custody at gunpoint, Gorski said. Mair and Danska are being held at County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of being felons in possession of a firearm, violating probation, possessing stolen property, possessing narcotics and vehicle theft, Gorski said.
Police searched the vehicle and found a gun and a large amount of other undisclosed property that police say were stolen during a residential burglary, Gorski said. One of the suspects also had drugs on him.
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