OAKLAND -- Two suspected members of a San Francisco gang who police said beat and robbed a parking lot attendant of several thousand dollars during last Sunday's Raiders game have been charged with armed robbery, authorities said today.
Charles Pettus, 18, and Damien Thomas, 26, were found moments after the attack hiding under a truck. The stolen money was found hidden in a wheel well of the truck, and a gun used in the robbery was also recovered, Officer Leo Sanchez said.
The robbery happened about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the 66th Avenue entrance to the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum complex, where the Raiders were playing the Denver Broncos.
Sanchez said the attendant, a 27-year-old Richmond woman who works for a private company that provides parking services at Raiders games, was taking fees collected from fans for deposit when she was confronted by the suspects. Sanchezt said Pettus struck the woman in the head with a gun before the money was taken and the two ran toward nearby Coliseum Way.
Other parking attendants alerted Oakland police bicycle officers who gave chase. Pettus and Thomas were found a short time later on Coliseum Way.
Police said Pettus and Thomas are believed to be members of a gang in San Francisco's Hunters Point area.