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Ripon Police seek information on mid-April armed robbery
The surveillance camera at the Ripon Shell convenience store captured an armed robber threatening a clerk at the Highway 99 and Main Street location. - photo by Photo courtesy Ripon Police Department

RIPON — The investigation into a Ripon armed robbery that occurred in mid-April is continuing today, according to police First Sergeant Steve Merchant.    

The South County Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $1,000 reward leading to the identity and the arrest of the suspect or suspects in the case who allegedly used a black semi-automatic hand gun in the incident.

The clerk at the Shell Station convenience store was robbed at gunpoint in the predawn hours of April 19.  A customer was also threatened by a man described as being either white or Hispanic, in his 20s, standing about 5-foot-8 with a thin build.

Merchant said the man was wearing a dark ski mask with a dark long sleeve T-shirt and blue jeans, with black and white shoes.  The victims did not sustain any physical injuries as the robber fled on foot with a small amount of currency.

Sgt. Merchant is asking anyone with information regarding the case to call (209) 823-4636.  Those calling will not be required to give their name to receive the reward.