Thieves rob pair at gunpoint in downtown Vacaville

By From page A3 | January 17, 2014

VACAVILLE — Police on Thursday were looking for two men who robbed two people at gunpoint Wednesday night in a parking lot behind a downtown Vacaville business.

The robbery occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. when two men left a business on the 500 block of Main Street and walked into a back parking lot, where they were confronted two Hispanic men who were leaning on the car of one of the victims, according to police.

One of the robbers pointed what was described as a black, semi-automatic handgun at the two men and demanded their money, while the second robber acted like he had a gun. The victims handed over their money, left the area and called police. After police arrived, one of the victims realized that his car had been burglarized.

Police described one of the suspects as a Hispanic male, 18 to 30, standing about 5 feet 4 inches, weighing 130 to 145 pounds with a mustache and goatee, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up. The other suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 18 to 25 , standing about 5 feet 4 inches, weighing 130 to 145 pounds, clean-shaven and wearing a black shirt or sweatshirt and a black baseball cap.

Vacaville police warned merchants and visitors to the downtown area to be aware of their surroundings, report suspicious behavior, travel in groups if possible and stay in well-lighted, well-traveled areas.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Officer Robert Horel or someone else in the Investigative Services Section at 449-5200.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 17, 2014 - 6:57 am

    They probably just left the Tea Party meeting and felt totally justified...

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  • Rich GiddensJanuary 17, 2014 - 7:04 am

    No CD---they just left the La Raza meeting. And they are probably here illlegally---something you support.

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