Location: Teapot Dome and Plano in Porterville

Incident Date: 1-13-15

Incident Time: 2057

Case Number: 15-00542

Posted by: Media Relations

On 1-13-15 at 2057 hrs the victims contacted Deputies in the city of Porterville, advising they had been robbed at Plano and Teapot Dome.


The victims reported having been parked near Teapot Dome and Plano, when a white compact four door vehicle pulled alongside their vehicle.  Several Hispanic males, one armed with an assault weapon, exited the suspect vehicle and ordered the victims out of their vehicle and demanded their personal property.  The suspects fled in the white compact and the victim’s vehicle.  The victims reported one shot was fired from the vehicle as the suspects fled the area.


Deputies responded to the crime scene and collected some evidence.


The victim’s vehicle was recovered in the city of Porterville on 1-14-15, near Olive and “A” St.


The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments South County Investigations Unit.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Joe Rodriguez or Sgt. John Dow at 559-782-9674 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com /

 (559) 725-4194.