The following is from the Walnut Creek Police Dept.:
On Thursday afternoon WCPD responded to Target for a report of a suspect who brandished a machete.
It was quickly determined that this suspect actually used this machete to try and rob Target of a cash register. He did not make it out of Target with any valuables, but he definitely terrified many Target employees and customers.
WCPD quickly responded to the area and after a foot pursuit into a construction area near WC BART, WCPD officers apprehended Angel Rodriguez, a 31-year-old male from Richmond who is on parole for robbery.
Rodriguez was booked into Martinez Detention Facility for attempted robbery and parole violation.