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2 Robberies: One Man Attacked by Group, Other While Making Purchase in Park

Males suspects attacked a man and took his personal property while he walked near 8th and Pole Line. The second robbery started when a man attempted to purchase electronic equipment.

Two separate victims reported being robbed in Davis on Sunday. The suspects are at large in both cases, according to the Davis Police Department. 

"The first robbery took place at approximately 2:30 am in the area of E. 8th St. and Poleline Rd.," said Lt. Glenn Glasgow in a release. "The victim reported that he was walking in the area when he was approached by three to four male suspects who proceeded to attack him and take personal property." 

The only descriptive information the victim was able to supply was the gender of the suspects, according to police.

Here's what they had to say about the second robbery, which took place around 7:30 p.m. at Slide Hill Park: 

The victim had arranged to meet a potential seller of electronic equipment at the park. When the seller arrived and the victim removed cash from his pocket, the seller grabbed the money from the victim and pushed the victim to the ground. The suspect then fled to a waiting vehicle. The suspect was described as an African American male, approximately 20 years old and stood at approximately 5’10” tall. The suspect was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. A second person who accompanied the suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 20 years old, 5’10” tall and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. A third suspect was also present but no description was provided. The suspect’s vehicle is described only as a dark colored sedan.

Both victims did not report seeing a weapon and the Davis Police Department do not believe the incidents are related.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400. 

New Davisite December 18, 2012 at 06:32 PM
If the Davis PD was doing appropriate police work, they would be able to provide breakdowns of where crime is occurring. This analysis would help in deploying resources... if they did planning that is.
Roberto December 18, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Stop sign and stop light violations bring in great city revenue. Crimes against people cost the city money it time and litigation. It's much easier to find Davis PD lurking around stop signs that driving around our city parks. It's all about the money.
bb December 18, 2012 at 07:34 PM
The Davis Crimemapper is available through the police department and city of Davis websites. It maps the crimes by location and type.
Staying Anonymous December 19, 2012 at 02:04 AM
A couple of years ago there were about 7 or 8 break-ins in our North Davis neighborhood. Found out about it by accident. I contacted DPD and suggested that when there's a string of break-ins, robberies, auto thefts, assaults, etc, they could contact the residents (a simple door-hanger tag maybe). They replied that I should just check the Crimemapper on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I think they often fall short in community service.
Guy December 19, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Nothing wrong with "lurking around stop signs" as crime can happen anywhere. Car accidents happen when cars don't stop at signs. Drunken drivers often do not stop at stop signs. If your car is struck by a car that did not stop at a stop sign, you'd probably be asking why the Davis Police aren't doing their jobs and monitoring traffic violators.

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