Police interrupt armed robbery and assault

September 16, 2008 2:48:29 PM PDT
A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday night after Fairfield police interrupted an alleged armed robbery and assault.

Jorge Angulo was arrested after police Officer Dale Golez drove by what appeared to be a fight between five people in the 700 block of Fifth Street at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to police.

Two of those involved immediately fled. A third, Angulo, appeared to be trying to conceal something from the officer, police said.

Two victims at the scene began to yell that he was trying to conceal a gun. At that point Angulo fled, police said.

Police surrounded the area, and the California Highway Patrol assisted in the search with a helicopter.

At about 8:15 p.m., Angulo was found hiding in the backyard of a house in the 1500 block of Empire Street.

A search of the path Angulo took when he allegedly ran from the crime scene led to the discovery of a loaded handgun and the recovery of property that had been stolen from the victims, police said.

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Angulo was arrested and faces charges of armed robbery, use of a firearm in a felony, assault, and resisting arrest.