Sword, Baton Used In Liquor Store Robbery

MODESTO (CBS13) — Two suspects, one armed with a sword and the other a baton, robbed a Modesto liquor store Sunday night but didn’t’ get far before a CHP officer spotted their vehicle, police said.

A clerk at Raja Liquors, located at 1300 Sylvan Avenue in northeast Modesto, called 911 at about 8 p.m. to report that two male suspects entered the store and demanded money.

One suspect was armed with a sword and the other was armed with a baton, the clerk reported. During the robbery, one suspect used the sword to hit the clerk on the hand.

After taking money, the suspects fled in a gold Oldsmobile. A police radio broadcast was made to surrounding local law enforcement agencies, and a CHP officer who was in the immediate area spotted the car on Coffee Road and called for additional assistance.

Modesto Police officers arrived and the suspect vehicle was stopped in the 3100 block of Coffee Road and the two suspects detained. They were identified as David Schafer Ruble, 18, and Cody Ackerson, 21, both of Riverbank. The money and weapons used were recovered. Schafer Ruble was booked for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He was the one armed with the sword. Ackerson was booked for robbery.

The store clerk who was assaulted received a minor contusion on his hand from being hit with the sword and was treated at the scene. A second employee was not injured. No customers were in the store at the time of the robbery.

“This was a great example of local law enforcement agencies working together to quickly apprehend two armed suspects,” Modesto Police Lt. Jeramy Young said.

  • rmcsticks

    That’s it , take a knife to a gun fight, the clerk should have just shot them both. When it starts to smell you should pull your head out of your A$$….. …

  • gna

    In my make believe world these disgraceful mutants would be chained to stocks and whipped.. .. 8)

  • nicole

    its really not nice to talk about someones family like that what if it was ur kids or kid or grandson think how they feel its bad enought theyere kid or kids are on the news and then ppl like u guys have nothing better to do but bash them online when we all know what these two ppl did IS WRONG IN ALL WAYS but u guys have to bash someones family on here cuz u have nothing better to do with ur time how would u guys feel if it was u or ur kids or kid or grandkids that was blasted on the news and ppl were writeing stuff like this about ur family GOD SOME PPL ARE JUST PLAIN RUDE NOWA DAYS

    • rmcsticks

      If his parents were so worried about there kids and what other people were going to say on line then they should have dropped there pants as kids and spanked their A$$ES… no one feels sorry for them and nether should you…

    • gna

      All I can say is that is some lil punk robs you of your cash, don’t come crying…

  • Mr. Law1

    These two punks live in my neighborhood and they have robbed me and my family. They are no good and a burden on society. The Riverbank Police Services allowed this to happen because the will not arrest or file charges on these two! They’ve been robbing elderly people in Modesto for two years now.

  • dad

    Hey Mr. Law1:
    One of the “two punks” you talk about is my son. If what you alledge is true, why don’t you produce a (valid) police report or an arrest record to substantiate it? You should be legally concerned about making false or unfounded allegations regarding my son. If you have nothing better to do than “blow smoke” to make yourself feel important, you should get a life, huh? By the way where did “Mr.Law1” come from. Oh, perhaps you watched a Perry Mason or Matlock show. I don’t appreciate your unfounded allegations.

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