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Four charged in armed robbery

The Turlock Police Department arrested four people implicated in an armed robbery at a motel in Turlock.

The armed robbery was reported at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Day’s Inn at 185 N. Tully Road.

Officers were dispatched to the location after two men reported they were robbed at gunpoint by four individuals. The victims were able to provide the officers with a description of the four suspects and he white van they were seen leaving in.

A short time later the van returned to the area and a high-risk stop was conducted. It was later discovered the van was stolen, but had not yet been reported, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.

A search of the van was conducted and officers found two handguns and a “realistic looking double-barreled shotgun.”

Lee Carpenter, 24, of Turlock was arrested and booked for carrying a concealed weapon in public and in a vehicle, carrying a loaded handgun and possession of a firearm not registered to him. 

Charles Corona, 42, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon in public, carrying a loaded handgun and possession of a firearm not registered to him and a warrant. 

“The remaining two subjects, who were responsible for the robbery, provided false names and were booked as adults,” Parmley said. “It was later discovered the two males were in fact juvenile runaways from out of state.  Both juveniles had been booked as adults on robbery and gun possession charges.”