Check N' Go robbery reported in Merced

No injuries were reported Monday during a robbery reported at a Check N' Go in Merced, the second robbery of a check cashing business this month.

Officers responded to the 1102 West 16th Street business shortly after 3:30 p.m., after receiving a call from a frightened employee, according to Lt. Andre Matthews.

Witnesses told police two robbers, both Hispanic males, entered the business and demanded money. One was wore a ski mask while the second robber wore a hooded sweatshirt, partially concealing his face.

One of the robbers displayed a handgun and the employees complied with their demands. The robbers took an undisclosed amount of money and fled, Matthews said.

Another Check N' Go robbery was reported on Dec. 1 in Atwater. Three men robbed the 1139 Bellevue Road business and no arrests have been made.

Police haven't said whether the two robberies are connected.

Police are asking witnesses to call Detective Robert Solis at (209) 385-4703. Anonymous Tips can be submitted either by calling the department’s automated tipline at (209) 385-4725 or sending an anonymous text to "TIP411" (847411) using the keyword "comvip."

— Sun-Star staff