Circle K robbed at gunpoint

cpride@losbanosenterprise.comApril 21, 2014 

The Los Banos Police Department is investigating a convenience store armed robbery that occurred early Sunday.

Police responded to Circle K, 547 West I St. , at 2:26 a.m. after receiving a report of a robbery.

Officers spoke with a store clerk who reported a Hispanic male entered the building with a handgun and demanded money. Police said the robbery suspect concealed his face, however they did not detail the method by which that was accomplished.

The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store in an unknown direction.

responded to a business in the regarding an armed robbery.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect was last seen running from the business with an undisclosed amount of cash and was not located.

The suspect is described as being approximately 5-foot-4 inches tall with a heavy build, wearing a long sleeve white shirt and dark blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Ivan Mendez at (209) 827-7070 ext. 114, or the Merced Area Crime Stoppers.

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 webpage 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

Reporter Corey Pride can be reached at (209) 826-3831 ext. 6563 or by email at

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