A customer suffered a minor injury Wednesday afternoon when three males robbed the Rabobank branch at 2190 W. Monte Vista Ave. in Turlock.
The robbery occurred at about 4:45 p.m., Turlock police Sgt. Russell Holeman said. The three subjects wore masks and/or hoodies, he said, so there are no physical descriptions. It was a “takeover-style” robbery, Holeman said, and the customer was injured when pushed to the floor.
One of the robbers had what appears in surveillance images to be a rifle, the sergeant said, and the other two had handguns.
“They fled in a red pickup, which we located within 15 minutes parked a short distance away. It had been reported stolen from out of the area,” Holeman said.
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Police are asking the public to report seeing any suspicious people or vehicles in the area, because the way the truck was left — roadside with engine still running and doors open — likely drew some attention. West Monte Vista and Four Seasons Drive was an odd place to leave the truck, Holeman said, because there’s a strawberry field on one side and a gated community on the other.
Police have one report from a resident that a white pickup was parked in the area for a period of time.
Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call Turlock police at 209-668-5550 or Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tips also can be submitted via www.stancrimetips.org or by downloading the P3 app on a mobile device.