Police say two males entered the store at 320 N. Second St. in Patterson and one of the suspects produced a weapon, demanding money from the cashier.
The employee was not injured, and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and miscellaneous items from the store.
Deputies are investigating the incident and are busy reviewing surveillance video and other undisclosed evidence at the scene. One of the suspects was described as a younger black male. One of images provided by police show a male entering the store through the front door wearing a white shirt, a black and white jacket and a white baseball cap.
Investigators will be looking at other surveillance footage in the area and are asking the public to help identify the suspects seen in some surveillance photos.
“We don’t have a lot of information at this point,” Patterson Police Detective Mike Fisher said. “We’re looking to see if the public can help.”
Anyone with additional information about these cases can contact detectives at Patterson Police Services at 892-5071. Anonymous tips can also be provided through Modesto Crime Stoppers by calling toll free 866-60-CRIME (27463) or 521-4636. People also can send a text to 274637 and include “tip 704” along with their message to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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