Vacaville ATM Robbery Victim Refuses To Surrender Car Keys; Robbers Run Away
Vacaville police officers arrested two male juvenile robbery suspects on July 30 after they allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo customer who just withdrew cash from one of the bank’s ATMs near Peabody Road.
According to Vacaville PD spokesman Sergeant Steve Carey, the victim, having left the ATM, was sitting in his car and getting ready to leave the bank’s parking lot when the two juvenile suspects approached him from behind. One of the suspects wore a mask, pulled out a handgun and cocked it. He demanded the victim’s wallet, which was surrendered. But the victim refused to hand over his car keys. At that, the robbers ran away, heading north.
When officers arrived, the victim provided a detailed description of the 15-to-17-year-old black male suspects. During the ensuing search of the area, an officer spotted two young black males riding bicycles. They matched the victim’s description, though they wore different clothing.
Stopped and questioned, the boys stated they had just departed their grandmother’s apartment in the nearby Whispering Oak Senior Apartment Complex. When officers contacted her, she confirmed the subjects had recently paid her a visit. Officers conducted a search of her apartment. The robbery victim’s driver’s license and credit cards were recovered along with two hooded sweat shirts and a metal pellet gun that looked and sounded like a real firearm.
The suspects were charged with armed robbery and booked into Juvenile Hall. Witnesses to this alleged crime are encouraged to call Vacaville PD at 449-5200.
The Reporter: Two teens arrested in Vacaville after ATM armed robbery