Armed Robbery at Fortuna’s Safeway

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About 11:42 p.m. last night, an armed robbery occurred in front of the Fortuna Safeway. The victim, a woman, was approached from behind by a black male adult who brandished a black pistol-like object and demanded some property from the victim, according to Sgt. Gabe Charlton of the Fortuna Police.

Charlton said that the suspect then shot at the ground but, at this point, he did not know why the shot was fired. However, because of this, the weapon was later determined to be a BB gun.

The suspect who had a beard and was wearing a white hoody and dark pants fled with some of the victim’s property in a white sedan with pointy taillights. The sedan may have possibly been a Prius.

“We’re still investigating,” Charlton explained. “The officers are following up on some leads and trying to gather surveillance video.”

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