Armed robbery suspects on the loose

Incident occurred on Pacheco Boulevard

cpride@losbanosenterprise.comAugust 2, 2012 

Police are searching for two armed robbery suspects after a store was held up at gunpoint on Wednesday.

The Los Banos Police Department responded to the 400 block of W. Pacheco Boulevard at 6:27 p.m.

Officers spoke with the store owner who reportedly told them two men entered his business with firearms and robbed the customers and the business of cash. No injuries were reported.

Police said the suspects were observed leaving the area in an older blue car.

The first suspect is described as an Hispanic male adult about 5-feet-7-inches tall, in his early 20s with black hair and a thin build. The second suspect is described as a black male adult standing 5 fee 7 inches, in his early 20s with short hair and a thin build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Elias Reyes at (209) 827-7070 ext. 147.

To leave an anonymous crime tip call 209-827-7070 Ext. 288. If you have access to a computer and the internet you can also leave an anonymous tip at the police department’s web page at At the bottom of the “Contact” page simply click on the “report graffiti and other crime” link or visit the Merced Area Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-855-725-2420, or at

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