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Third suspect arrested in Modesto armed robbery, police report

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The third and final suspect in a Modesto robbery on Monday was identified and arrested Tuesday afternoon, police reported.

Leland Lennear, 26, of Modesto faces charges of robbery, hit-an-run and criminal conspiracy, Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear said.

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Woman robs grocery store and uses children to aid in her escape Wednesday night

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On Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, at 8:30 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported robbery that had just occurred at Walmart Neighborhood Market, 2480 Geer Rd, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they contacted employees who stated that they saw a woman leaving the business with a shopping cart full of unpaid merchandise, so one of them confronted her.

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Turlock police arrest suspect in armed robbery of gas station

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Turlock police have arrested a suspect in an armed robbery of a gas station in November. The robbery was at the Chevron on East Glenwood Avenue the night of Nov. 23, according to a Turlock Police Department press release. The suspect threatened an employee with a gun, took cash and ran to a waiting getaway vehicle.

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Man Wanted After Committing Bank Robbery Saturday Morning

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On Saturday, February 25th, 2023, at 10:22 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported bank robbery that had just occurred at PNC Bank, 1955 Geer Rd, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they contacted employees who told them that a man had entered the bank and walked up to a teller demanding money, standing that it was a robbery. 

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Man Leaving For Work Pistol-Whipped Early Friday Morning

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On Friday, February 17th, 2023, at 3:43 am, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a reported robbery that had just occurred at a residence in the 1100 block of Mae St, Turlock.

When deputies got on scene, they made contact with the victim who reported that he had been confronted and pistol-whipped in the head by an unknown man in the open carport area of his residence as he was leaving for work.

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Perimeter Search after Robbery in Turlock ends with Shooting

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TURLOCK – Police investigating an armed robbery late Wednesday afternoon attempted to stop the person suspected of the robbery who later shot themself.

At about 6:00pm officers with the Turlock Police Department responded to a convenience store on the 400 block of Lander Avenue for a report of a robbery. Officers arriving in the area were later involved in a foot pursuit with the suspect as he was located nearby.

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On Tuesday, September 13th, 2022, at 8:12 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported robbery that had just occurred at Dollar Tree, 1320 W Main St, Turlock.

Officers arrived on scene and learned that a man, later identified as Larry Spurlock, 61, of Turlock, had entered the business with a bandana covering his face and approached the cashier.

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Elderly woman robbed outside Modesto’s Costco store. Two Stockton men arrested

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Modesto police detectives arrested two Stockton men on suspicion of robbing an elderly woman in the Costco parking lot on Pelandale Avenue on Wednesday.

The 71-year-old victim was sitting in her vehicle just after noon when one of the men opened the passenger door and grabbed her purse from the seat, said Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear. Her purse contained her credit cards, cell phone and money.

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Robber lets customer pay, then takes money

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The Turlock Police Department is investigating a robbery in which the robber took money from a convenience store, then let a customer make their purchase and afterwards took that money from the clerk.

The robbery happened at 4:42 a.m. Friday at the Arco AM/PM in the 2200 block of Lander Avenue.

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Modesto woman is expected to survive robbery shooting behind bar in downtown Turlock

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A Modesto woman is expected to survive a gunshot suffered when she was robbed early Sunday in the parking lot behind Staley’s Club on the 400 block of East Main Street, according to Turlock police.

Patterson resident Steven Sawyer has been arrested in the crime, and police are following leads on an additional possible suspect or suspects, the Police Department said in a news release Monday morning.

Multiple callers reported the crime about 1:50 a.m. Sunday. Officers arriving on scene stopped a vehicle they saw leaving the area and arrested 29-year-old Sawyer, who was driving.

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