Fairfield Police Department Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit obtained evidence identifying Johnnie Ledbetter, a 45-year-old San Francisco resident, as the second suspect and driver of the getaway vehicle in an armed robbery from last year, according to a Fairfield Police Department Press Release.
The morning of December 12, 2014, two men entered the Solano Federal Credit Union on Union Avenue. One of them was armed with a semi-automatic handgun. The suspects took control of the bank employees, committed a robbery, and then fled the scene. A description of the suspect vehicle was called in to Fairfield Police Dispatch.
Responding officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Washington Street and Bell Avenue. That car turned out to be a stolen Honda, which contained evidence from the robbery – a duffel bag with a gun and cash from the robbery. The two suspects had ditched that vehicle and were attempting to enter another vehicle in the area, a minivan, which was waiting to pick them up. Prior to his escaping in the second getaway vehicle, officers were able to apprehend one of the suspects, Maurice Hill, a 41-year-old Sacramento resident.
The second suspect fled on foot through neighboring yards. The second getaway vehicle also eluded officers, but they got a license plate number. After an extensive search of neighborhood yards that day, officers were unable to locate the second suspect.
As the investigation continued, two more suspects were arrested during the service of a search warrant at a residence on Kennedy Court, also in Fairfield. Gabriel Mosby, 55, was identified as the driver of the van that was waiting for the two robbers. It was registered to his wife, which helped lead police to him. He was booked for criminal conspiracy and robbery. Ramona Hill, 45, was arrested for obstructing officers and possession of drug paraphernalia. But the missing piece of the puzzle remained the second suspect who had entered the credit union with Hill.
Meanwhile, Maurice Hill was identified as also being the suspect in two other armed robberies in September of 2014. He was accused of robbing a gas station at 3300 North Texas Street, and a check cashing store at 2100 North Texas.
Fairfield Police Major Crimes Detectives worked in cooperation with the California Department of Justice, the San Francisco Police Department, and the FBI in capturing Johnnie Ledbetter. He was identified as the other robbery suspect, and the one who drove the first getaway car, the stolen Honda. Ledbetter was booked into San Francisco County Jail for an outstanding warrant and is expected to be extradited to Solano County to face armed robbery charges.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (707) 428-7600, the 24-hour Tip Line at (707) 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-7867. Callers can remain anonymous.
CrimneVoice Staff contributed to this report