PLEASANT HILL -- A suspect was arrested Friday night on suspicion of robbery after a man was pistol-whipped and held up near Diablo Valley College earlier in the day, police said.
Ramesh Reshad, 18, was arrested at 10:45 p.m. near his Pleasant Hill home, said police Sgt. Matt Kristic.
"A couple of our patrol officers recognized the description of the suspect vehicle and suspect from prior contacts," Kristic said Saturday.
The robbery occurred about 4 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of Golf Club Road. Two men approached a 23-year-old man, pistol-whipped him and demanded his car keys, wallet and cellphone, which he handed over, police said.
One of the suspects was about to get into the stolen vehicle, but fled the area as the victim ran to call police. The two suspects drove off in a second car. The victim's wallet was recovered about 1.5 miles away near Paso Nogal Road and Morello Avenue.
Reshad was booked into the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of robbery and other charges, police said. His bail was set at $250,000.
The second suspect is still at large, Kristic said.
Anyone with information about the attempted carjacking is asked to contact the Pleasant Hill Police Department's Investigations Bureau at 925-288-4630.
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