A suspected Metro PCS store robber was apprehended by Vallejo police Thursday morning with the help of the store owner.
Police arriving at 3836 Sonoma Blvd. at around 7:35 a.m. found the owner's car backed up against the store's back door, locking the suspect inside, said Vallejo police Lt. Kenny Park.
The store owner and his son had been alerted to intruders through a store alarm activation, Park said. As they arrived, one suspect fled on foot from the pried-open store door, toward the Smart and Final store. Shortly after, a second subject's hand was seen protruding from inside the building, grabbing the door's edge -- prompting the store owner to barricade the exit, Park said.
Police searching the store, with the help of a K-9 officer, located Joel Vinatieri, 46, of Oakland, inside. Vinatieri was reportedly uncooperative with police and was bitten by the dog, Park said.
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