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Police nab 18-year-old on robbery, drug charges
Richard McClure

The report of a suspicious vehicle in the area led to the arrest of a suspect in a convenience store robbery Wednesday night in Turlock.

The suspect was identified as Richard McClure, 18, of Turlock. He was booked into Stanislaus County Jail on charges of robbery and possession of methamphetamines.

Around 9 p.m. Wednesday the Turlock Police Department received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the AM/PM at 4700 N. Golden State Boulevard.

The store clerk told officers a male suspect came into the store, indicated he was armed with a gun, and ordered the clerk to open the register. The suspect grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled out the store.

He was seen leaving in a dark colored vehicle.

While investigating the robbery, officers were told of a suspicious vehicle in the 1500 block of N. Palm Street. Officers responded to the scene and found a man and a vehicle that matched the description of the robber and his getaway car, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

When McClure saw the officers he took off running into an apartment, Lewis said. Officers were eventually able to take him into custody without incident and he was positively identified as the robbery suspect.

There were no injuries reported from the robbery.