SAN MATEO – A veteran San Francisco Police Department sergeant has been arrested in connection with a San Mateo drugstore robbery, authorities said.
The robbery was reported at about 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Rite Aid at 666 Concar Drive in San Mateo.
Sgt. Davin Cole was arrested and booked into San Mateo County jail on charges of second-degree robbery and resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer, San Mateo Police Department spokesperson Alison Gilmore told this news organization. No other details about the case were released.
Cole was off duty at the time and demanded painkillers from the drugstore, according to media reports.
San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe confirmed Cole was arrested on suspicion of robbing the drugstore for drugs, not money. Wagstaffe said Cole posted a $57,500 bail bond.
According to Here/Say Media, which first reported the arrest, SFPD stated that Cole was placed on unpaid leave pending an administrative investigation.
Cole has been a police officer with the SFPD for nearly 28 years, according to his LinkedIn profile. His current duties include serving as a field supervisor for the homeless outreach unit.
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