Three wanted in assault, attempted robbery

January 25, 2009 3:04:06 PM PST
Police are investigating an attempted robbery and assault on Saturday that involved six people and shots fired, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

Three Hispanic teens, 16, 17 and 18 years old, were reportedly walking on Kennedy Court at about 10:50 p.m. when a black Toyota Camry or Corolla pulled up beside them.

Three men allegedly exited the vehicle, one of them retrieving a black gun from the trunk, and demanded the victims hand over the contents of their pockets, according to police.

The victims told police that the armed suspect pistol-whipped one of them on the head, causing the gun to discharge once. Another victim was punched in the face by an unarmed suspect, according to police.

No one was hit by the gunshot, police reported.

The suspects reportedly fled the scene without any stolen property, driving north on Union Avenue.

Police describe the suspects as black males in their late teens, one of them 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build, another 6 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build, and no detailed information was immediately available about the third suspect. All were reported to be wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this attempted robbery is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department at (707) 428-7300 or the Solano County Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-STOP.

Police announced that a $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.