Police: Couple robbed at gunpoint

cpride@losbanosenterpriseJanuary 10, 2014 

— A couple was robbed at gunpoint near a park late Sunday night, police said.

According to law enforcement, a 27-year-old woman came to the Police Department to report a robbery at 11:02 p.m.

The woman told officers she was in a car with a male near Jo Lin Park in the 200 block of Ward Road. Two Latino men who appeared to be in their 20s and wearing dark clothing approached the vehicle. The men yanked open the passenger and driver’s side doors open, pointed guns at the pair and ordered them to hand over their belongings.

Police said the couple’s cellphones and a wallet were taken, according to a news release.

The robbers fled the area on foot and were last seen headed west on Greenbriar Drive, police said. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate anyone matching the robbers’ descriptions.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Melden at (209) 827-7070, ext. 114.

To leave an anonymous crime tip, call (209) 827-7070, ext. 288. If you have access to a computer and the Internet, you can leave an anonymous tip at the Police Department’s web page at www.losbanos.org. At the bottom of the “contact” page, click on the “report graffiti and other crime” link. Or call the Merced Area Crime Stoppers at (855) 725-2420 or go to www.mercedareacrimestoppers.org.

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