Citizens help nab suspected backpack thief


Police said Vacaville residents helped capture two men suspected of robbing a woman’s backpack and purse Sunday night.

Anthony Doss, 24, of Fairfield, allegedly grabbed the Vacaville woman’s purse and backpack and pushed her to the ground near her home in the area of East Monte Vista Avenue and Vine Street around 8 p.m., police said.

Doss then ran to a vehicle driven by Amuari Wilson, 21, of Vacaville, police said. Officers responded and with help from citizens who described the getaway vehicle and its location, Wilson and Doss were arrested, police said.

The woman’s purse and backpack were returned to her, police said.

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