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Police seek 2nd suspect in robbery

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POSTED May 14, 2014 1:37 a.m.

The Manteca Police Department is still searching for a suspect that may have had a gun when be robbed a business on East Yosemite Avenue Sunday evening. 

According to surveillance footage, the suspect – described as a white or Hispanic male standing at 5-foot, 8-inches tall with a medium build and a black hooded sweatshirt pulled tight around his face – imitated that he had a gun and demanded cash from the clerk. 

A second man, that based on actions before, during and after robbery is believed to have been an accomplice, was apprehended by officers when they responded to the call. 

Both In-Shape Sports Club and America’s Best Value Inn are located within the immediate area. An AM/PM convenience store is just up the block, as is an El Pollo Loco fast food restaurant, a Valero gas station and a Wendy’s.

John Joseph Catalano, a 29-year-old transient, was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail Sunday night on charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime. Catalano appeared in the Manteca branch of the San Joaquin Superior Court on Tuesday and is now only facing charges of robbery. His bail remains at $350,000 and he has no future scheduled court date as of now. 

The police are asking anybody who may have seen the man in the black hoodie as he fled, or that many have any information about anybody involved with the case, to contact then at 209.239.8401.

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