Law enforcement officers around the county are looking for a man believed to be responsible for at least 10 robberies since late April.
Gas stations, restaurants and even a beauty supply store have been robbed in Turlock, Ceres and Modesto.
In every robbery, the man handed a note to the clerk containing a threatening message and demanding money.
The robber is a white man about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 to 180 pounds.
Considering the recent rash of robberies, the Modesto Police Department will be holding an informational meeting next month to inform business owners about how to protect themselves and their employees.
Detectives will discuss issues such as robbery trends, investigation techniques, and audio and video surveillance.
Law enforcement is asking the public for its help in finding this robber.
Anyone with information about the robber or robberies is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail through the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.stancrimetips.org, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward.
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