Fairfield police believe the same suspect may be responsible for two strong-arm robberies that occurred within two hours of each other, police said.At 8:27 p.m., police responded to a call of a robbery in the 1300 block of Travis Boulevard. The female victim, 19, of Suisun City, reported that the suspect approached her, punched her in the face, grabbed her wallet, and fled southbound towards Linear Park.Police said they searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and no medical treatment was sought.The victim described the suspect as a black male adult, approximately 20 years old, about six feet tall, 170 pounds, wearing a black beanie, a black hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans.At 10:21 p.m., police said they received a call from a relative of a second victim in the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The female victim, a 66-year-old Fairfield resident, said that the suspect jumped out from hiding behind a bush, pushed her to the ground, and stole her purse.The suspect then fled northbound on Pennsylvania Avenue, police said. Responding officers quickly set up a perimeter and conducted a search, but did not locate the suspect.The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from an area hospital.The suspect in the second robbery was described as a black male adult of an unknown age, possibly had an afro, wearing all black clothing.Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest of this suspect.
Copyright © 2010 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.