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Police arrested two Fairfield women Saturday afternoon in armed robbery and assault incidents that occurred in the same area within less than an hour of each other. Police were first called to the 1700 block of North Texas Street on a report of an armed robbery, according to Sgt. Aaron Bertsch. Around 2 p.m., a 61-year-old resident was approached by a woman brandishing a knife, Bertsch said.
The woman took a small amount of cash and then fled on foot. Police in the area located Fairfield resident Latisha James, 25, as she tried to flee into a nearby trailer park. She was arrested on robbery charges after being identified by a witness and found to be in possession of a kitchen knife, Bertsch said. While police were still on the scene investigating the robbery, they were approached by a woman who had just been stabbed on her left arm during a fight with another woman. Officers located Fairfield resident Jami Valencia, 34, in the trailer park on Circle Drive.
She was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after being found in possession of a bloody knife. An unrelated robbery also occurred this afternoon around 2:12 p.m. in the 1300 block of Travis Boulevard, Bertsch said.
A juvenile who had arranged to trade a Playstation 3 for a pair of new LeBron James shoes was robbed at gunpoint by three suspects in a silver Nissan Maxima with chrome rims.
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