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Armed robbers of Indio store caught on tape

Coachella police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Fastrip Convenience Store Saturday.

January 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Coachella police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Fastrip Convenience Store on Harrison St. Saturday at approximately 9 p.m.Two armed men entered the store and stole an unknown amount of cash. Surveillance photos showed the two suspects brandishing two types of rifles.

No one was hurt during the robbery.

The suspects were seen fleeing the parking lot in a silver car, possibly a Kia or similar type, according to police. They were seen driving south on Harrison St.

The suspects were both described as male Hispanics in their late teens or early 20s, wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts. They stand approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, both with slender builds.

The Coachella Police is asking for the public's help in solving this crime. You can contact our dispatch at (760) 836-3215, or by contacting Indio Station Investigations at (760) 863-8990. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP, or by sending e-mail to IndioStation@riversidesheriff.org.