A team of gentlemen pistol-whipped a shopper before robbing her at the Tulare Outlet Mall Wednesday early morning, law enforcement announced.
All around 8:50 a.m., a few armed suspects approached two women procuring at the mall’s north end, outside Galaxy Theatre. A suspect allegedly struck a single woman with their weapon ahead of taking her wallet.
A second lady was knocked down through the confrontation, Sgt. Edward Hinojosa stated in a news launch. Both equally declined health-related treatment at the scene.
The masked suspects escaped in a white four-door sedan with Oregon license plates.
On Christmas Eve, armed robbers hit the nearby Chase Bank, on Prosperity Avenue. Two suspects entered the building and opened fire, escaping with an undisclosed sum of funds. There were no described accidents.
The suspects remain at substantial.
Inspite of the modern, high-profile incidents, Hinojosa explained robberies are a bit down in comparison to previous year Tulare recorded 70 robberies in 2020 when compared to 56 this yr.
Any person with details about either incident is urged to get in touch with Tulare Police Office at 684-4290 or anonymously at 685-2300 ext: 4445.
Joshua Yeager is a reporter with the Visalia Times-Delta and a Report for The us corps member. He covers Tulare County news deserts with a emphasis on the natural environment and area governments.