Firefighter aids in arrest of robbery suspect Thursday afternoon
On Thursday, May 27th, 2021, at approximately 2:30 pm, an on-duty Turlock Fire Captain driving in the Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot located at 2480 Geer Rd was flagged down by an employee of the business about a robbery that had just occurred. The employee pointed out the suspect, later identified as Karl Zamora, 35, of Turlock. The Fire Captain followed Zamora and radioed for assistance.
The Fire Captain was able to keep eyes on Zamora until officers could arrive and take him into custody on N Denair Ave near North Ave. Zamora had allegedly concealed merchandise in a bag while inside the business and attempted to leave without paying. At that point, a store employee approached him and asked for the items back, but Zamora responded by pulling away and threatening him. Prior to officers taking Zamora into custody, he discarded some items, which included the stolen merchandise and a knife.
Zamora was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of robbery, concealing a dirk or dagger, and violation of probation.