VACAVILLE — A 31-year-old Vacaville man ended 2013 in handcuffs, after being bitten by a police K-9.
Robert Hanna is suspected of a handful of crimes including probation violation and carrying a loaded firearm, according to a press release from the Vacaville Police Department.
Police dispatch received several calls about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday regarding a robbery on the 100 block of Peabody Road.
Hanna allegedly approached a man, demanded property and threatened to kill him if he didn’t comply. Hanna assaulted the victim and forcibly took his property, according to police. The victim was able to flee.
Witnesses saw the suspect run and told police his direction of travel. Officers surrounded the area and found Hanna in a nearby apartment complex, police said. The suspect ran from officers and discarded a loaded handgun that was concealed, according to police.
Police said Hanna ignored orders to stop, and K-9 unit Kamos was sent to apprehend the suspect. Kamos bit Hanna in the leg and the suspect fell to the ground. Officers completed the arrest.
Witnesses identified Hanna as the suspect, the press release said. He’s on probation and out on bail for another felony.
Hanna was taken to a local hospital for treatment of the dog bite before being booked into Solano County Jail.
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