Man steals car from Fairfield resident

By From page A6 | August 27, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield resident returning home at 4:20 a.m. Monday was approached in the driveway by a man with a gun who demanded the car, according to police.

The resident got out of the car on the 3200 block of Mustang Circle and the suspect drove away in it. Police described the suspect as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a silver face mask. The car is a 2001 green Mitsubishi Diamonte.

People with information on the case can call CrimeStoppers at 644-7867 or the Fairfield Police Department at 428-7300.

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • SKAugust 26, 2014 - 7:09 am

    As I always tell my Wife when she is out & about, you need to be aware of your surroundings. Why would anyone even stop their car seeing someone looking like that???? Just back out of your driveway, go around the block calling 911, whatever, unless the guy was hidden behind some landscaping.

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  • truth'nAugust 26, 2014 - 12:51 pm

    Let's not blame the victim. I agree with your suggestions but it is the criminal who stole the car, not the victim who was at fault.

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  • JBDragonAugust 26, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    I don't see anywhere that he blamed the victim. It's is basic common sense for anyone to just pay attention around you and where you're going. Try to avoid getting into a situation like this in the first place if possible. Of course it's 100% the criminals fault but you don't want to be a victim if possible.

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  • StreetwiseAugust 26, 2014 - 8:15 pm

    This is a nice neighborhood. Normally you don't see any problems in this area. There are a lot of homeless camping just down the street along Laurel Creek. Seeing more homeless at this end of town lately period. FPD needs to keep up on this & some of the problem homes or I see more problems in the future. Could end up the next Orchid Street.

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  • Time For TruthAugust 27, 2014 - 7:18 am

    It's California! There are no nice neighborhoods anymore. (Obviously!)

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  • CD BrooksAugust 27, 2014 - 7:28 am

    There are plenty of nice neighborhoods, the bad guys just know where they are. I worked nights in this city for nearly 20 years, you might be surprised what goes on around here and where! SK is correct, stay alert!

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