Sacto 9-1-1
March 1, 2013
Robbery suspects arrested after early morning chase through UC Davis campus

Two Woodland residents are in custody accused of robbery after leading Davis police officers on a chase through the UC Davis campus early this morning.

Police were called to Fifth and L streets about 2:15 a.m. regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred. The two victims reported that they had been robbed by a man with a handgun, who then fled in a vehicle. The victims were able to describe the vehicle and provide a partial license plate number, according to a Davis Police Department news release.

About 2:40 a.m., a Davis police officer spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle entering westbound Interstate 80 from Mace Boulevard. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver failed to stop and led police on a chase through the campus after exiting the freeway at Old Davis Road.

The chase ended in the 200 block of A Street, where the passenger ran from the vehicle.

Police said the driver, identified as Sunnie Robertson, 25, of Woodland was taken into custody without incident.

Davis officers searched the area for the other suspect with the assistance of UC Davis police officers and a California Highway Patrol helicopter. During the search, an officer spotted a man riding a bicycle from the area and attempted to stop him, but the man temporarily evaded officers.

Officers again spotted the man and a foot chase ensued. It ended when a Davis Police Department K9 officer and his partner apprehended the suspect on campus near the social sciences building. The suspect was identified as Brian McDonald, 27, of Woodland.

Robertson and McDonald were booked into Yolo County Jail. Robertson was arrested on suspicion of robbery, felony evasion of a peace officer and committing a felony while out on bail. McDonald was arrested on suspicion of robbery, felony evasion of a peace officer and resisting arrest.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Davis Police Department at (530) 747-5400.

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