Series of outdoor, night-time armed robberies reported in Davis

7:40 PM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
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DAVIS, CA - Community areas you would think would be safe in Davis were targeted by armed robbers Thursday evening.

Davis police say there were three such robberies between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and they believe the same individuals committed them.

The first crime was reported by a man walking his dog at approximately 8:10 p.m. along the greenbelt near Pamplona Drive, said police Lt. Glenn Glasgow. Two men, one with a handgun, approached the man and demanded he turn over his personal property. He did and the robbers left.

The victim described the men as Hispanic, in their 30s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with husky builds. He said they wore all-black clothing and masks.

Two people walking along a greenbelt near Catalina Drive and Corona Drive at about 8:35 p.m. were robbed by two men, Glasgow said. One of them had a handgun. The victims were ordered to turn over their personal items and they complied. The robbers left.

The robbers were described as white or Hispanic, in their 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 200 pounds. They had on dark clothing and masks.

Police took a report of a third robbery at approximately 10 p.m. at Sycamore Park, 1313 Sycamore Lane in west Davis. The robbers chose a person riding his bicycle. Glasgow said with one of them brandishing a handgun, they blocked the bicyclist's path. The victim was ordered to hand over his personal property. He complied and the robbers fled.

No one was hurt.

Anyone with information about these crimes was urged to contact the Davis Police Department at (530) 747-5400.


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