Convenience store robbed at gunpoint Monday evening

On Monday, December 14th, 2020, at approximately 5:15 pm, the Turlock Police Department received a call of a robbery at gunpoint that had just occurred at the Amar Fashion and Grocery Bazar located at 1801 Lander Ave. The victim on the phone stated that the suspect robbed him of an undisclosed amount of cash at gunpoint and left the store on foot. The description provided for the suspect was a black male in his twenties who was armed with a handgun.

Officers arrived on scene within a few minutes. A couple of officers cleared the business and made contact with the victim while others checked the area for the suspect. No suspect was located.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Officer Phillip Kauffman at 209-668-1200 or by email at You can also leave an anonymous tip at the Turlock Police Department’s tip line at 209-668-5550 extension 6780 or by email at

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