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Investigation into E.C. robberies continues

police warn merchants

June 22, 2001|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

El Centro police are following clues they hope will lead to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in two recent robberies.

Meanwhile, police have distributed fliers to businesses informing merchants the robberies occurred and urging them to call when they see someone suspicious in or around their businesses.

The first robbery was at 10 p.m. June 13 at the Texaco station at 1865 Adams Ave.

A man wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun walked in and demanded money.

The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of money and the man fired one shot inside the business.

No one was injured.

The second robbery occurred at 10:52 p.m. Sunday at Roberto's Taco Shop at 880 W. Adams Ave.

Again a man wearing a mask walked into the business brandishing a handgun and demanded money.

Like the first robbery, the suspect fired one shot inside the business despite being given an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured in that robbery.


The suspect in the first robbery was described as Hispanic. He was wearing a white shirt and jeans.

The suspect in the second robbery was described as Hispanic wearing a blue shirt, blue pants and a baseball cap, about 5 feet 7 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall and having a medium to heavy build.

El Centro police have asked that anyone with information about either robbery contact the department at 337-4525.

Staff Writer Darren Simon can be reached at 337-4082.

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