Local grocery store robbed at gunpoint

Ralphs grocery stores

LANCASTER – Detectives from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station are searching for the thief who held up a Lancaster grocery store late Friday morning.

The armed robbery happened around 11:45 a.m. at Ralph’s grocery store in the 1900 Block of West Avenue L in Lancaster, according to Lt. Paul Pfrehm of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed a Hispanic male, who appeared to be in his 40s, approached the checkout register, brandished a handgun and demanded money, Pfrehm stated.

The suspect fled the store after obtaining a small amount of cash, and then ran westbound through the parking lot and out of view, Pfrehm stated.

No one was injured in the incident.

The robber was wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt, and he was armed with an unknown type of weapon, Pfrehm stated.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Robbery Suppression Team at 661-948-8466.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

  10 comments for “Local grocery store robbed at gunpoint

  1. Big Doug
    April 20, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Wait a minute……I thought CA had strict gun control laws?????????????

    • BH
      April 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      .. & more gun owners than Texas….

  2. ryneshia jackson
    April 20, 2013 at 1:57 am

    this guy was in trouble he needed the money for his drugs lol lancaster is all bad its the place you have to sleep with one eye open

  3. Bob
    April 20, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Move… it’s what happened in Watts, Compton, Inglewood, etc.

    • Chris
      April 20, 2013 at 7:13 am

      You will be running your whole life with that kind of attitude.

  4. nadia
    April 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    The west side is not a deluxe neighborhood as many people think. It’s not Stephenson Ranch you all.

    • Wow
      April 20, 2013 at 7:15 am

      And by the way, Stevenson Ranch also has robberies. It’s something you can’t escape. It is the world we live in.

      • Rosa
        April 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm

        ^^^ Fact!

  5. BH
    April 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    He robbed a Ralphs?? Do people actually still shop there? What did he get away with. $10.. $15?

  6. T-Bone
    April 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    So what is it? A Handgun or an Unknown Type Weapon? Little Confusing.

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