TURLOCK (CBS13) – Police have arrested two women suspected in a takeover-style robbery of a restaurant in Turlock.

The incident happened back on July 14. Turlock police say a young woman armed with what appeared to be a gun managed to force her way inside of a restaurant along the 2700 block of Geer Road.

At gunpoint, police say the woman then forced the restaurant employees to get inside a refrigerator. She then emptied the cash register and safe, then took off in a car that was waiting for her outside.

No one was hurt in the robbery.

turlock arrests 2 Young Women Suspected In Turlock Restaurant Takeover Robbery

Monique Garcia and Patricia Pires’ booking photos. (Credit: Turlock Police)

Detectives have been working the case and were able to identify a person of interest. During their interviews of two women, 21-year-old Monique Garcia and 18-year-old Patricia Pires, the pair confessed to detectives about the robbery.

A replica gun and some of cash were later seized by detectives.

The women were arrested on Thursday and are now facing robbery, kidnapping and conspiracy charges.


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