PRESS RELEASE FROM COALINGA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Prepared By/Contact Person: Commander Sean Young
On Thursday December 12, 2019 at about 10 PM, Officers responded to the lobby of the Police Department and contacted the victim of an armed robbery. The victim stated he was in the alley near the 300 block of W. Polk around 9:30 PM when he was approached by two male subjects, one of whom had a handgun.
The subjects struck the victim in the face with the firearm and then demanded his property. As the victim handed over his property, he found an opportunity to escape and fled the area. The suspects did not give chase and fled in a different direction. The victim came to the Police Department to report the crime and was later transported by EMS to the hospital to be treated for his wound.
Officers are actively investigation this crime. We are asking anybody with any information to contact the Police Department at (559) 935-1525. You can remain completely anonymous if desired.