Afternoon Newsletter

Robbery reported at MetroPCS store in Merced

No one was hurt during an armed robbery Wednesday afternoon at the MetroPCS store at 1105 W. Main St., police reported.

The incident was reported at 6:36 p.m. after the robber walked in with a knife, demanding money from the clerk, according to Lt. Bimley West.

The clerk handed over cash to the robber, who fled on foot and was last seen running northbound on R Street.

The suspect is described as a Latino male adult in his mid-20, around 5-feet-8-inches tall, 200 pounds. He was wearing a white Nike sweatshirt over several layers of clothing, along with dark pants. He also had a dark hood on his head, West said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call Sgt. Scott Skinner at (209) 385-4702 or the department’s automated tip line at (209) 385-4725. Residents can text a tip to TIP411 (847411) using "comvip" as the first word in the text message.

— Sun-Star staff