New Armed Weapon of Choice: Dynamite

Brings new meaning to a "stick up"

Sunday, Oct 18, 2009  |  Updated 10:00 AM PDT
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It wasn't your typical robbery in Vallejo.  This time the robbers used sticks of dynamite in their stick up.

Police in Vallejo are looking for two men who entered a check-cashing business armed with dynamite.  Oh ya, they also had a handgun.

Friday morning, officers responded to Cash and Go in the 200 block of Tennessee Street where two suspects, one held a semi automatic handgun and the other a bundle of dynamite, robbed customers and employees at around 10:10 a.m.

The suspects were last seen in a 1978 to 1980 silver Volvo 240 heading west on Tennessee Street.

Police enlisted the help of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives because of the unusual presence of dynamite in the commission of a robbery.

One suspect was described as a black man with a large frame, between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall and weighing 150 to 170 pounds. He  was last seen wearing a black hoodie, a dark bandanna and blue jeans.

The second suspect was described as a black man between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 140 to 170 pounds, wearing a black hoodie, a dark bandanna and black pants.

One of the suspects had dreadlocks.

The Volvo had a "loud exhaust" and tinted windows that were peeling in the back.

 

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