Police have arrested two men suspected of committing at least four commercial burglaries and robberies in Vacaville since Sept. 28. Jules Hollis, 41, of Fresno, was arrested Wednesday by Fresno police, Vacaville police Sgt. Jeff King said. Hollis was arrested on suspicion of a burglary at the Burberry Store on Sept. 28 and the armed robbery of the Gucci Store on Oct. 8. Both businesses are in Vacaville Premium Outlets on Nut Tree Road. Two men took purses and handbags worth more than $20,000 from the Burberry Store without paying for them, King said. Four or five men robbed the Gucci Store at gunpoint and stole merchandise worth more than $13,000, King said.
Vacaville police detectives tied the two burglaries to numerous similar burglaries and robberies throughout Northern California, King said. Hollis is being held in the Fresno County jail under $150,000 bail, King said. Investigators are hopeful more arrests will be made and additional criminal cases solved, King said. Police responded to an alarm call at the T-Mobile store at 1639 East Monte Vista Ave. at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, King said. With the help of the Vacaville Fire Department, police officers went to the roof of the building and forced their way inside, King said.
Police found Andrey Yakimov. 24, of Sacramento, in a crawl space above the ceiling, King said. Yakimov had burglary tools to get inside the business and electronic equipment worth more than $4,000, King said. Yakimov was arrested when police found evidence in his car parked nearby of additional burglaries in Vacaville, King said. Detectives from the Investigative Services Section found evidence linking Yakimov to several more recent burglaries, and arrested him for the burglary and theft of cash and property at the Hisui 2 Sushi and Grill at 3001 Alamo Drive on Nov. 13, King said. Yakimov was booked into the Solano County jail on two counts of commercial burglary. Detectives also found evidence linking Yakimov to three commercial burglaries in the Sacramento area, and are investigating whether he is responsible for more burglaries in Vacaville, King said.
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