A string of armed robberies had residents fearing for their lives. The good news is that police caught up with the bandit and he's now in jail on a number of charges. 3 News reporter Michael Gibson with the gunman's first victim. David Lozano lives on Panama Street which is just a short walk from Carroll High School. Sunday morning as he walked into his garage to get a cooler, he says 22 year old Zavion Hall snuck up behind him and put a gun in his face.
Lozano said, "I heard this voice right behind me and says give me your wallet and I said that's not my wife. He said give me your wallet, give me your wallet and when I turned around like that, he had a gun right up to my face and he was smoking at the same time and shaking. I thought this doesn't look good at all."
Mr. Lozano says the early morning scare had him running back inside his home to tell his wife to call 9-1-1. He then went and got his gun and headed out to look for Zavion Hall, but the bandit had sped away in a stolen truck. He quickly pulled another armed robbery in the 29-hundred block of Santa Ana. Minutes later, he struck again in the 61-hundred block of Camway Drive. That would be his last holdup as a police officer finally spotted hall instead the stolen truck. A chase then began which eventually ended in the 52-hundred block of Richter after Hall jumped out of the moving truck. Unfortunately, the police car was directly in the path and was hit. The impact injured the officer inside. Hall's run for freedom didn't last long as police caught up with the armed robber. He was brought back for the victim's to identify and once they did he was charged with a number of offences including the aggravated robberies, evading arrest and for having marijuana.
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