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Pair robs Turlock tire store
TPD crime scene

The Turlock Police Department is seeking information on the man and woman who robbed a Turlock tire shop and injured the store owner.

The robbery was reported at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday at Curtesy Gas at 511 Lander Avenue, but was actually set into motion the day prior, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

The couple, described as a black man and woman, came to the store on Monday and asked the owner for two tires that they could pay for on credit. The store does not offer credit, but the owner agreed to let them take the tires on the condition they would return the next day with the money, Lewis said.

The couple did return the next day and said they wanted to get a third tire and then would settle the bill. The man put the tire in the trunk of the vehicle, at which point the couple tried to drive away.

The man grabbed a hold of the door as it was moving and was struck repeatedly by the woman, causing him to fall to the ground. He sustained non life-threatening injuries, Lewis said.

The vehicle was described only as a red sedan. The woman was wearing a brown shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who might have information about the robbery suspects, or anyone who may have had tires stolen in a similar fashion, is asked to call Officer Frank Neves at 668-5550 ext. 6707.