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SF police arrest suspected Fairfield robber

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From page A5 | May 01, 2014 |

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FAIRFIELD — The suspect in a pair of North Texas Street robberies is currently locked up in San Francisco awaiting return to Solano County, Fairfield police said Wednesday.

San Francisco cops arrested Eric Johnson, 45, on April 19.

Police believe Johnson is the gun-toting man who walked into a business in the 1700 block of North Texas Street wearing a hard hat and orange reflective vest. During the March 29 robbery, Johnson allegedly pistol-whipped a customer before fleeing and drove off in a stolen car that police found later a few blocks from the crime scene.

A few days later, on April 3, Johnson allegedly entered a check cashing store a block away from the previous robbery, again toting a gun and wearing a hard hat and orange reflective vest. During the robbery, Johnson allegedly pointed a handgun at the two employees in the store, robbed them and fled on foot, police said.

Johnson was arrested two days later in Vallejo after another armed robbery. After a few hours behind bars, he posted $55,000 bail and was back out on the street.

Fairfield police connected Johnson to the two North Texas Street robberies after the Vallejo robbery and got a warrant for his arrest that ended his two weeks of freedom.

Police said Johnson’s criminal history includes rape, robbery, armed robbery, burglary, home invasion robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of firearms, auto theft, possession of stolen property, probation violations, parole violations, child abuse, battery, possession of narcotics and false imprisonment. He is also a registered sex offender.

Fairfield detectives are still trying to identify the driver of a silver Chrysler Town and Country Minivan that Johnson was seen in after the first robbery. Anyone with information about the van is asked to police at 428-7600, a 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • non-violent, non-sexual, non-serious crimesApril 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm

    I can see why he was given BAIL because he has the non-violent, non-sexual, non-serious crimes as his background that the police and district attorney keep talking about. He The model citizen the just accidentally committed a few non non non crimes. Glad to see the system is working

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  • GemmaMay 01, 2014 - 4:51 am

    @ Non Violent-I'm glad I wasn't drinking my coffee when I read your comment, because it would have been all over the computer screen. Love and completely agree with your comment.

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  • omydarling21May 01, 2014 - 1:43 am

    Dude, his criminal history is an entire paragraph. He must bail every time.

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  • highly pist offMay 01, 2014 - 4:11 am

    Why is he still running the streets out of control. ...smh

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  • Disgusted. Toss that Key!May 01, 2014 - 5:50 am

    WTH? Was he actually convicted of all of those crimes, many of which are felonies?! if so why only $55K bail? why bail at all?

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  • 2realMay 01, 2014 - 6:26 am

    Bail because the county would rather get a few grand then keep the community safe.

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  • MattMay 01, 2014 - 9:22 am

    He must have just had 5,500 laying around to cut his portion of the bail, "hold on real quick, ima run to dis check cashing place doe"

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  • Christine in FFMay 01, 2014 - 10:12 am

    Bail $$ from all the armed robberies!

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  • GemmaMay 01, 2014 - 1:28 pm

    LMAO!

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  • paqkleaderMay 01, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Comical!

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  • Rich GiddensMay 01, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Too bad the check cashing business didn't record the bills they were robbed of and then compare those numbers to the cash he pays a bail bondsman. In fact, wouldn't be great if they required all cash rendered to the courts and bail bondsmen be checked for that. It's rechnically possible to record the bills being robbed at a high cash volume business like a pawn shop or a check cashing business. It there's a match, then bail is revoked or denied and it's used as evidence against the accused.

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  • clancyMay 01, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    He probably had judge Getty!

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