Arrest Made in Marin City Robbery Investigation
On 5/8/23, at approximately 1012 hours, deputies were dispatched to a robbery at Target, 180 Donahue Street in Marin City. During the robbery, deputies learned the suspect, an African American female in her 20s, loaded various items into a shopping cart and walked to the exit doors, bypassing all check stands. Store security confronted the suspect to retain the unpaid for merchandise. During the process, the suspect retrieved pepper spray from her person and sprayed the security guard in the face. The suspect took the stolen items to her car where they were loaded in the trunk. She entered her vehicle and sped off at a high rate of speed, nearly striking pedestrians.
During the investigation it was discovered the suspect dropped her cellular phone at Target. A search warrant was obtained for the phone and the owner was revealed. Detectives utilized various databases and located a suspect and suspect vehicle.
On 5/11/23, with the assistance of the Berkeley Police Department, detectives located and arrested Eaquoiya Scott, a 22-year-old Berkeley resident. During the arrest, detectives located the vehicle used in the robbery and an empty can of pepper spray, believed to be used during the robbery.
Scott was booked into the Marin County Jail for Robbery, a violation of California Penal Code 211. Scott is currently being held with a $50,00 bail.