Two people were robbed at gunpoint at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at a recycling center behind the Best Buy Market at S and 9th streets in south Merced.
Police said two men held a gun to one employee and one man, who was getting money for recycled cans.
The two took the victims' wallets and ran, said police Lt. Andre Matthews. Police said they do not know how much money was stolen.
The men are still at large.
An employee at the recycling center would not comment on the incident.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the department's automated tip line at (209) 385-4725. Calls are kept confidential and callers can remain anonymous.