On May 9, 2022 a jury found Defendant Richard Scott guilty of three counts of felony second degree robbery.

On September 23, 2021 at around 10:45 p.m. the defendant entered the Go Gas and Food gas station at 720 High Street in Oakland and robbed two gas station employees. The robbery was captured on surveillance video. Defendant dropped his debit card during the robbery.

Several days later on September 28, 2021 at 12:13 a.m. entered the 7-11 store on College Avenue in Berkeley and attempted to rob the business. He threatened the employee at the front counter, demanding him to “open the cash register” or “I’ll shoot you.” When the employee ran, the defendant used a hammer and smashed the cash register monitor, although he was unsuccessful in opening the register.

Then, on September 30, the defendant entered the SP Food Mart on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley and robbed the business. He approached an employee and brandished an axe during the commission of the robbery.

Defendant was on parole during all three incidents and was identified by this parole agent on surveillance video. Berkeley Detective N. Egbert obtained search warrants for Defendant’s cell phone data, which placed him at the 7-11 and the SP Food Mart during the times of the crimes.

The jury hung on one count of attempted second degree robbery. The defendant is expected to be sentenced on June 7.

DDA Elaine S. Ma prosecuted the case, with assistance from Inspector Phil Green.