After robbing a Vacaville man at gunpoint in the Browns Valley subdivision in north Vacaville on December 13, four suspects were caught and taken into custody.
At approximately 1 a.m. that Friday morning, the victim, a Vacaville resident, called Vacaville PD dispatch to report the armed robbery. They said he had willingly gotten into a vehicle occupied by an acquaintance and an unkown female driver, at which point he was then driven to a secluded intersection near Browns Valley Road. The other two suspects waited there.
One held a handgun to the victim’s head while the other removed cash and jewelry from the victim’s person. The suspects then released the victim unharmed. Said victim later provided an accurate description of the suspects’ vehicle.
A Vacaville PD officer soon caught sight of a vehicle possibly matching the suspects’ traveling west on Interstate 80 near Cherry Glen Road. This officer then followed the vehicle west toward Fairfield.
Fairfield Police cruisers entered I-80 at the Travis Boulevard cloverleaf and gave chase. California Highway Patrol officers blocked the freeway while the Fairfield police safely detained the fleeing robbers.
A non-lethal replica airsoft gun was discovered in the vehicle. The vehicle’s five occupants were taken into custody; one was released later. The four suspects now face charges including armed robbery, conspiracy, and possession of stolen property.
Kimberly Trowbridge (38), and Devyn Coney-Jones (18), residents of Benicia, along with Vallejo resident Montrece Howard (22), were lodged in Fairfield’s Solano County Jail. An unidentified 17-year-old Benicia resident was booked into Juvenile Hall.
Times-Herald: Three Benicians, one Vallejoan arrested in Vacaville robbery case
The Reporter: Vacaville victim reports robbery; four arrested
Daily Republic: Police arrest 4 in reported Browns Valley robbery