The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two robberies that took place Wednesday.
When deputies arrived to a store in Ivanhoe in the 33000 block of Road 158, the clerk told them an armed man wearing a mask and dark clothes pulled out a shotgun and demanded money, sheriff’s spokeswoman Ashley Ritchie said.
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About 30 minutes later, just before 5 p.m., another report of a robbery came in from the 38800 block of Monson Drive in the community of Monson, about 14 miles north of the first robbery. The clerk told deputies two men walked in with shotguns and demanded money. The men, who were not wearing masks during this robbery based on surveillance video, fled with money and property, Ritchie said.
No one was hurt in either incident.
A red four-door vehicle was seen leaving both robberies, and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether the incidents are related, Ritchie said.