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Police seek robbery suspects who tied hands of female employee
• Robbery attempted at Stanislaus Towing Services
Stanislaus Towing
Police say two men walked into the office of Stanislaus Towing Services on Angie Avenue Tuesday morning with a gun and demanded money. Once the safe was opened and found empty, they tied the hands of the female employee and fled. - photo by Courtesy of Google

Ceres Police are trying to identify the two men who burst into a Ceres towing business Tuesday morning and rob a female worker at gunpoint and bind her hands in front of her child.

According to Sgt. Dirk Nieuwenhuis of the Ceres Police Department, the robbery occurred at Stanislaus Towing Services located at 1307 Angie Avenue and was reported at approximately 8:45 a.m. One of the men was armed with a gun and demanded money from the woman who had her three-year-old child with her in the office. She was ordered to open the safe but nothing was inside. The robbers then bound her hands with tape and fled. Neither the woman nor the child was physically harmed.

“This case is at the beginning stages of the investigation,” said Sgt. Nieuwenhuis. “We have not determined if this business was randomly selected or was specifically targeted. We have not had any issues in this general area. The public will be informed if any further information is developed.”

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is encouraged to contact Detective Matt Berlier at 209-538-5616.