MERCED COUNTY (KSEE) — The Merced County Sheriff’s Workplace is on the lookout for any info to the whereabouts of two males liable for robbing six county dairies early Thursday morning.
One of many focused dairies, Matos Dairy Farms, caught the robbers on their safety cameras. Footage exhibits the second the 2 males barged in and commenced assaulting and harassing staff. All dairies have been hit between 2 a.m. and three a.m.
Each suspects are male. One is skinny, has mild-coloured hair or a shaved head, and was sporting a black lengthy sleeve Converse All-Star shirt. The opposite suspect is described as heavy-set or giant framed, he additionally was sporting black clothes.
It’s not recognized if the 2 have been armed, however the skinny suspect suggests they have been.
Matos Dairy’s common supervisor, Michael Cardoso, stated that is the primary time this has occurred on the dairy. He provides the dairy takes safety very critically since he’s heard of different dairies getting robbed prior to now.
“You by no means actually understand [it can happen] till it hits you right here at residence,” Cardoso stated.
Deputy Daryl Allen with the Merced County Sheriff’s Workplace stated this type of streak hasn’t hit dairies within the county earlier than. He stated detectives are nonetheless within the preliminary levels of their investigation.
For now, he encourages dairies to have their staff extra alert.
“If these staff are noticing any suspicious exercise happening out within the space, or any suspicious automobiles, please give the sheriff’s division a name,” Allen stated.
Allen additionally advises for dairies within the space to re-assume their safety.
It’s what Matos Dairy is doing. Cardoso stated one factor they’ll undoubtedly be doing quickly is making all doorways at their amenities keycard-entry-solely.
“We make sure that our staff are the happiest, to allow them to deal with our animals,” he stated. “These staff have households, too, and we need to ensure that they’re protected and brought care of.”
The robbers made it off with about $one hundred and a number of the staff’ private property. Some have been roughed up, however the ones at Matos Dairy at the least are positive.
Allen stated there was a string of robberies at farms on the north finish of the county in August. Additionally, that Stanislavsky County has had comparable robberies lately.
Investigators are exploring whether or not or not all of those crimes are related.
If in case you have any details about these crimes, you’ll be able to name the Madera County Sheriff’s Workplace at 209-385-7445. You’ll be able to name the investigations division particularly at 209-385-7472.
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