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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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Justin Cox (Editor) December 05, 2012 at 08:03 AM
First off, thank you Ian for posting this. Second, we apologize for not getting it on the site ourselves earlier. On one hand, you're right; we should have had it posted. With that said, you've demonstrated the site's value by posting yourself. If someone you know is the victim of something like this, the site is a place for you to get the word out immediately. I wish we hadn't have missed it, but I can't say it'll be the last time. Thanks again.
Joe Knows December 05, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Hi Justin, We could use a consistent posting of the Dixon Police Log. There has been a lot of new graffiti in town. The police log will help people to know what is going on, so we can keep an eye out for these types of crimes.
Mush December 05, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I too am wondering why our local media is not posting crime reports sooner than another city to warn us residents. For the last couple months it seems this has been an issue, as well as police logs not up to date.
Mark December 05, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Are the Patch and Tribune holding back on crime stories to make people think we don't have a crime problem here in Dixon?
Rhonda December 05, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Has anyone heard anything about an armed robber approaching women in Dixon either in their driveways or when they open their front door?
Thumper December 05, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Major thanks for the heads-up, Ian. I walk there a lot, and alone...I'll find other places to walk for a while...
Justin Cox (Editor) December 05, 2012 at 05:08 PM
The answer is simple: No. We failed to get this story up right away, but it wasn't deliberate at all. The Tribune did report the story, as Ian notes in the first paragraph.
Gary Erwin December 05, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Had a man ring my doorbell yesterday asking if he could rmove the dents from what he thought was my vehicle...seemed very odd... his buddy was waiting in a truck outside...told him that it was illegal to go door to door in Dixon... I think his story was bogus...something else was going on.
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 (Editor) 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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