|Suspect Richard Chacon just prior to armed robbery|
at Salinas Walmart
The Walmart in Salinas, California, was robbed when a man, later identified as Richard Chacon, disguised himself as a Walmart security guard and robbed an employee at gunpoint.
A day later, he was stopped in a traffic stop by the police and engaged in a shootout with them and was injured by the officers.
From an article:
SPD Officers and detectives have continued to investigate the armed robbery to the Wal Mart store located at 1800 N. Main St. which took place on Thursday September 27 at approximately 10:15 Hrs. A male suspect dressed as a security guard entered the store, confronted an employee at gunpoint and robbed the business stealing an undetermined amount of cash.
Today at approximately 1;00 p.m., officers and detectives working the case developed information on the identity of a possible suspect. Surveillance information led officers to the suspect driving his vehicle in Salinas. Officers followed the suspect and lone occupant in the vehicle to the area of the 1900 block of Constitution Blvd. near Nantucket Blvd.
As the officers started to effect a traffic stop on the vehicle , the driver stopped and he opened the driver's side door and started shooting towards the officers. Two Salinas Police officers shot back at the suspect , wounding him.The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The officers were not injured.
Chacon's nephew and a Walmart service manager were also implicated in the robbery attempt.
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