Location: 19640 Orange Belt Dr

Incident Date: 8-25-15

Incident Time: 1400

Case Number: 15-10666

Victim: Best Deals Thrift Store

City: Strathmore

Posted by: Media Relations

Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Detectives were called to the Strathmore area to investigate an armed robbery.  Upon arrival Detectives contacted the store owner.  The store owner advised a Hispanic male entered the store and purchased items.  During the transaction the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.  The suspect fled the area on foot with an undetermined amount of money.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 28 yrs old, bald head, black shirt, blue jean shorts.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the armed robbery.

This case is currently under investigation by the South County Investigations Unit.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South County Investigations Unit Det. J. Pipkin or Sgt M Giefer at (559) 733-6218 or (800) 808-0488.

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow email tcso@tipnow.net txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.