Sacto 9-1-1
February 8, 2012
Two arrested in Tuesday night robberies in south Davis

Davis police have arrested two people in connection with robberies Tuesday night in south Davis in which victims reported being threatened with a knife.

About 7:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of the Sorrento Apartments at 1540 Valdora Drive regarding a robbery that had just occurred. The victim, a 20-year-old man and Davis resident, told police that two Latino males had confronted him in front of the apartment complex, pushed him and demanded his property. He said one of the suspects threatened him with a knife.

The victim fled and the suspects left without any of his belongings, according to a Police Department news release.

Minutes later, police received a report from another resident, a 21-year-old man, who reported that he had just been robbed while walking in an apartment complex in the area of 1659 Drew Circle, about two blocks from where the first incident occurred. The second victim also said that he was approached by two Hispanic males who demanded his property. He said one of the individuals produced a knife and held in in a threatening manner.

The victim turned over his wallet, cell phone, keys and other personal items, and the suspects ran off with his property.

Officers responding to the area spotted two people who matched the descriptions given by the victims. After a short foot pursuit, police arrested the two suspects in the area of 1515 Valdora Drive.

One of the suspects was a 16-year-old boy from Woodland. Police said he is believed to be the one accused of wielding the knife. The youth's name was not released because of his age. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and running from police, and was booked into Yolo County Juvenile Hall.

The other suspect was identified as Joe Manuel Michel, 20. He was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police, providing police officers with false information and for two outstanding felony warrants.

Michel was booked into Yolo County Jail. Police said the investigation continues to determine to what extent Michel was involved in the robberies.

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