Two men who were arrested today after a Fairfield convenience store clerk was held up at gunpoint have been linked to a previous robbery and a carjacking as well, according to police. The clerk told police that two black males entered the store on the 1200 block of Tabor Avenue around 2:30 a.m. today, one carrying a rifle which he pointed at the clerk’s head, police said.
The other suspect grabbed lottery tickets, cigarettes and cash from behind the counter before fleeing south with the gunman. Officers checking the area located suspects matching the descriptions from the robbery near an apartment on the 1900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.
The suspects were detained when they emerged from the apartment and property from the robbery and clothing worn during the robbery were found inside the apartment. The rifle has not been located. The clerk identified the suspects as not only being the robbers in today’s incident, but also in a July 16 robbery at the same store.
Adrian Brown, a 19-year-old Fairfield resident, and Joseph Hill, an 18-year-old Fairfield resident, were both booked into Solano County Jail on multiple counts of robbery and conspiracy. During the investigation, Brown was also identified as a suspect in a July 15 carjacking attempt.
The victim in that incident was able to keep his vehicle but the suspect fired a single round at the rear-drive side of the car. The victim, who was not injured, has identified Brown as the suspect. Brown now faces additional charges of attempted murder and attempted carjacking.
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