SAN MATEO – A veteran San Francisco Police Department officer has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a San Mateo drugstore to obtain drugs, 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.
Gilmore said Cole was off duty at the time of his arrest. She did not release any other details about the case.
San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Cole allegedly robbed the drugstore to obtain drugs, not cash. Cole was released from jail on a $57,500 bail bond.
According to Here/Say Media, which first reported the arrest, the San Francisco Police Department stated that Cole was placed on unpaid leave pending an administrative investigation.
Cole has been an officer with the police department 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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