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Serial Armed Robberies Reported in Dixon

Two suspects sought in series of armed robberies in Dixon.

According to reports in the Vacaville Reporter and the Dixon Tribune, three armed robberies occured in Dixon on Friday, November 30th.  The first robbery occurred around 6 PM at Northwest Park.  The second was approximately 9 PM, again at Northwest Park.  The third robbery was shortly after 10 PM, this time in the vicinity of North Washington and West A Streets.

All victims report that they were approached by two Latino males, one brandishing either a semiautomatic handgun or a BB gun.

All witnesses report that the individual brandishing the gun was a Latino male in his 20s, five foot seven, about 200 pounds with a shaved head and goatee.  He was wearing blue jeans and a grey hooded sweatshirt or "hoodie."

In at least two of the robberies, the suspects targeted young men carrying backpacks.  They reportedly robbed their victims of wallets, cell phones and other electronic devices.

In all three instances, the suspects fled on foot.

The robberies are being investigated by Sgt Tom Cordova, Dixon PD. Anyone with information should contact Dixon PD at 678-7080.

This hits close to home as one of the victims was a family member.  I'm disturbed that the Patch failed to report this important story, thus warning potential future victims to be on the lookout. 

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Catherine December 05, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Thanks for reporting this, Ian. My son often walks alone with his back pack to Starbucks to study. Next time he'll take the car. Sad that in a nice small town like Dixon we have to worry about this. Hope they catch these clowns soon.
Rhonda Daniels December 05, 2012 at 07:03 PM
This occurred last Friday and we are just hearing about it?
Cody Kitaura December 06, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Hi Ian, thanks for posting this – perfect example of how the community can use Dixon Patch as a platform for discussing important issues. I spoke with a Dixon PD lieutenant this afternoon for an update on these incidents: http://patch.com/A-0fst
Shawn December 08, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Strange coincidence that Davis police report in The Enterprise... "Armed robbers strike three times in North Davis Davis police are investigating a string of three armed robberies that occurred at North Davis park and greenbelt areas Thursday night. No one was injured in the incidents, which took place between 8:15 and 10 p.m., Lt. Paul Doroshov said. In the first crime, a man was robbed while riding his bike in the area of Pamplona Avenue. A couple walking their dog near Catalina and Corona drives were targeted next, followed by a man who was pushed off his bike at Sycamore Park. The victims reported having backpacks, wallets and cellphones stolen, Doroshov said. Police are seeking two male suspects, about 5-foot-8, wearing hooded jackets. One of the robbers displayed a handgun during all three holdups. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400."
Gytahnna Loffgren December 09, 2012 at 04:43 AM
I have heard rumors of robberies that target women in Dixon, at Safeway and Walmart. We also had an incident in our neighborhood that same Friday night as the robberies with someone ringing doorbells at midnight and 5am.. Too scary we really need to look out for eachother.

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