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* Joyce Monroe and Ronald Gooden Arrested in Vallejo After High Speed Pursuit for Alleged Robbery

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Police in Fairfield arrested two armed robbery suspects Monday after a pursuit on Interstate Highway 80 reached speeds of up to 100 mph. Officers responded to reports of an armed robbery in a parking lot outside a TJ Maxx store at 5063 Business Center Drive, according to the Fairfield Police Department. A woman reported being approached by two suspects in a gray Toyota station wagon. One of the suspects exited the vehicle with a gun and demanded her purse. The victim complied, and the suspects fled the area. At around 1:30 p.m., a vehicle matching a description of a vehicle reported stolen out of Hayward was spotted by an officer at the intersection of Travis Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue.  The vehicle reportedly avoided officers by driving against traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue, and then struck a vehicle on Travis Boulevard before entering eastbound Highway 80. The suspect vehicle was pursued at speeds in excess of 100 mph before it collided with a second vehicle and crashed at Midway Road, according to police. Tow suspects fled the vehicle on foot, crossing eight lanes of traffic before being taken into custody. Police reported finding evidence of armed robbery in the stolen vehicle.  Joyce Monroe, 21, and Ronald Gooden, 30, were arrested for armed robbery, vehicle theft and conspiracy. Gooden was also arrested for hit and run.  Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 if you  have any information regarding this this crime.

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