FAIRFIELD — Two men were arrested on several felony charges following an early morning robbery and pursuit, Fairfield police said.
Police received a call that two men in a car, armed with a gun, were demanding property from people in a parking lot on North Texas Street on Monday morning.
When officers tried to stop the car, the driver sped up and did not pull over, police said. The car fled into a neighborhood and police stopped the pursuit because it was close to a school and would be too dangerous.
The car then got onto I-80 and drove eastbound.
Fairfield police issued a countywide alert to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Vacaville police spotted the car and tried to stop it, police said. The vehicle again fled, this time onto westbound I-80 where a Solano County sheriff’s unit assisted in the pursuit.
The driver got off the freeway in Vallejo where Vallejo police joined in the chase. The driver and the passenger got out of the car in Vallejo and attempted to run on foot, police said.
Police arrested the driver, identified as 20-year-old Sacramento resident Jakari Taylor. The passenger was arrested after he was found hiding in a nearby backyard. He has been identified as 18-year-old Fairfield resident Jakobi Brumfield.
Police contacted three separate victims. They were able to positively identify the suspects, police said.
The gun allegedly used in the robberies was recovered by Fairfield police in the neighborhood where the original pursuit started. The gun was a .22 caliber pistol grip rifle with a silencer attachment, police said.
Taylor was booked into Solano County Jail on charges of robbery, attempted robbery, felony evading, conspiracy and weapons violations. Brumfield was booked on charges of robbery, attempted robbery, conspiracy and resisting arrest.