Atwater Police are asking the public for help identifying suspects they said robbed a local business, according to a news release.
Authorities said five people robbed the Circle K located at 1619 Sycamore Avenue in Atwater at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Police said at least one of the people was armed and held a female employee at gunpoint while demanding access to the store’s cash register.
The thieves took cash from the register as well as tobacco products before fleeing in a tan four-door vehicle that was last seen entering the northbound Highway 99 on-ramp at about 1:35 a.m., according to the release.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Vierra at 209-357-6395 or the Atwater Police Department dispatch at 209-357-6396. Callers and information can remain confidential, according to police.