Folsom Armed Robbery leads to Placerville's El Dorado High School LOCKDOWN and Local Captures

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 18, 2017 / comments


Four men were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with a robbery at a Folsom convenience store, but the search for the suspects led to the lockdown of El Dorado High School in Placerville, police said.

Men were seen about 5:30 a.m. taking money and goods from the Circle K at 95 Natoma Street, Folsom police said.  Only one suspect was located during a nearby apartment complex where the men had last been seen.

The investigation led officers to Placerville, where police searched for the additional robbers.

Two suspects were found near Coloma Court, but another robber got away.  This lead to the nearby El Dorado High School being placed on lockdown during the search. That lockdown was lifted about an hour later when the final suspect was caught.

All four suspects, identified as Noah Jordan Belcher, 18, Geofry Edward Hamil, 22, Seth James Johnson, 20 and Alex David Simon, 20, were arrested on robbery-related charges and booked into the Sacramento County Jail.