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* Caught on Tape-Vallejo Beating And Robbery Of City Employee Leads To Arrest Of Two So Far

Two teenage boys were arrested this afternoon in connection with the beating and robbery of a city employee near Vallejo High School on Monday, police said.Officers arrested the two boys, ages 15 and 17, at about 2 p.m. on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery and robbery. Their names are being withheld due to their age.Police said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected in connection with attack on a 47-year-old Suisun City man who was returning a backhoe to the city’s corporation yard at about 3:20 p.m. A male juvenile threw something at the backhoe as it passed and the city worker drove back to the location “in an attempt to contact the suspect for a police response,” Sgt. Kevin Bartlett said.The worker was attacked by several male juveniles and was knocked to the ground while 40 other people swarmed around him.The employee suffered a fractured skull, fractured jaw, broken teeth and a fractured collarbone, Bartlett said. He was treated at Kaiser Permanente, Vallejo Medical Center. Police obtained video of the incident taken by security cameras at Britton’s Mini Mart and by a concerned citizen. The worker, wearing an orange shirt, can be seen sitting on the ground after the beating and robbery and good Samaritans eventually broke up the attack, Bartlett said.Police said Tuesday three teens were involved in the actual assault and it’s unknown if they are Vallejo High School students.Ken Shoemaker, vice president of Local 2376 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2376 said the employee was a well-liked, 20-year city employee and IBEW union member.

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