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Brawley police investigating robbery, carjacking

March 22, 2002|By MARIO RENTERIA

Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — Police are investigating a robbery and a carjacking that occurred here Thursday.

In the robbery, Brawley police Lt. John Myers said police dispatch received a call about 7:35 p.m. Thursday from the Brawley Inn at 575 W. Main St.

Myers said a Hispanic male went up to the clerk, brandished a silver handgun and demanded money. The clerk handed him $400 and the suspect left.

The suspect was described as about 5'11" with brown eyes and wearing a bandanna.

In the carjacking incident, a call came in to dispatch about 9:55 p.m. Thursday from the Circle A Food Store, 300 A St.


Myers said an African-American male went up to the wife of the Circle A store owner while she was attempting to enter her vehicle in the parking lot. The assailant grabbed the woman by her arm and demanded her car keys.

The woman gave the man her keys and he drove off in her vehicle heading west.

The man was described to be about 6 feet tall, wearing jeans and a jacket. The vehicle is a red 2001 Jeep truck with license plate 4UGR634.

Myers said the vehicle hasn't been recovered.

No suspects have been arrested in either case. Police encourage anyone with information to call the Brawley Police Department at 344-2111.

>> Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3441.

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