Fairfield police arrested a Suisun City man on Friday on suspicion of an armed robbery at 7 Flags Car Wash on North Texas Street.
According to the Daily Republic, police searched for the suspect after the robbery was reported at around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Police were informed that an armed man entered the business and showed an employee the gun in his waistband. The suspect left the business with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was reported injured during the incident.
The suspect was seen leaving the car wash in an older red Dodge Caravan. Police stopped a vehicle a short time after the robbery that happened to be near the car wash as a California Highway Patrol plane circled the vehicle overhead. The vehicle fit the description of the car the suspect was witnessed to be driving, but was found not to be the vehicle the police were searching for.
A car wash employee recognized the suspect as a former employee, according to the Daily Republic.
Police began searching for 33-year-old Don Diaz of Suisun City, going to his residence located on Tulare Circle, shortly after the robbery. Law enforcement surrounded the home before entering. Once inside the residence, police found that Diaz was not there, but they talked with his mother and sister. Police found that the van is owned by Diaz’s mother. The van was later found to be abandoned at a shopping center in Fairfield, according to the Daily Republic.
On Friday night, about 24 hours after the robbery was reported, police located Diaz in a motel room in Vallejo. He was arrested and booked into the county jail. Diaz’s bail was set for $100,000.
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