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Wednesday, 23 November 2011 03:57

Police Investigate Series Of Robberies In Modesto

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Modesto Police Detectives are investigating a series of violent robberies involving two suspects.

On Wednesday November 16th police received a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the Metro PCS store at 2019 Tully Rd. No one was injured during the robbery and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspects were described as two Hispanic males early 20’s 5-8. They were seen leaving in a maroon four door sedan.

On Saturday November 19th a second robbery was reported at 2900 Standiford Metro PCS store where a similar suspect entered the store and again took an undisclosed amount of money.

On Tuesday November 22nd, Modesto Police received reports of two robberies within a couple hours of one another. The first was at 961 Coffee Rd (A.J.’s Market) around 5:55 PM. In this incident two Hispanic males possibly teenagers entered the store and demanded money. One suspect fired an unknown caliber handgun into the ceiling. Fortunately no one was hit during the shooting.

The second robbery occurred at 7:37 PM at 2100 Standiford (Little Caesars Pizza). In both crimes the suspects were described as teenagers and one had bad acne.

Investigations revealed that one suspect used the name “Andrew” while speaking to the second suspect at the time of the robbery.

Modesto Police Department is asking the public help in attempting to locate these dangerous suspects. Investigators believe the robberies are all connected. The suspects are described as two Hispanic males early 20’s or possibly teenagers one named Andrew driving a maroon four-door sedan.

A suspect who stole a vehicle out of Ceres leads Modesto Police on a pursuit in West Modesto, eventually leading down to the SOS Club golf course, then on to river bottom property at the Tuolumne River. The suspect, with Police hot on his trail, lost control of his vehicle and rolled into the water. Shots may have been fired by police, but the suspect was un-injured and taken into custody. He was checked by paramedics and taken to the hospital for medical clearance.