An employee of Sam’s Market, 11700 West Fink Road, told sheriff’s investigators that two men walked into the store shortly before 11 a.m., one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, mask and blue jeans and the other in a light colored hooded sweatshirt and a white mask, said Sheriff’s spokesman Les Garcia.
Last week, two men, one wearing a white hockey mask, robbed a Taco Bell in Tracy, the latest in a series of armed robberies Tracy police say were committed by the same two suspects.
The Sam’s Market employee said the two suspects carries “Uzi-style” guns. One pointed the weapon at him and the other jumped over the counter and demanded money. One of the men also took the employee’s wallet, the sheriff’s office report said, along with cigarettes and a box of cigars.
The robbers put the money, cigars and cigarettes into their own bag, jumped over the counter and ran away from the store, the employee told deputies.
A witness saw about a suspicious car parked behind the store, got the license plate number and alerted deputies, who found the car about a quarter of a mile south of the store, on Tracy Boulevard.
The 16-year-old boy was the only one in the car, Garcia said, and the other suspect it still at large.
Garcia said today the investigation is ongoing and investigators have yet to determine yet if these two men are connected with the other robberies in Tracy over the past few weeks.
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