By: Alan Cleaver
By: Alan Cleaver

If your business in The Coachella Valley was not held up Monday night, consider yourself lucky.

According to KESQ, at least three armed robberies took place in The Desert:

  • At 7:30 p.m. A smoke shop on Avenue 42 in Indio was hit by two men, one with a gun and the other with a knife.  They stole cash and “marijuana supplies” (i.e. bongs).
  • At 8 p.m., The Mobil station at Washington Street and Country Club was hit. Sheriff’s deputies say two armed men robbed the clerk of somewhere between $300 – $400.
  • The Shell Station at Adams Street and Highway 111 in La Quinta, less than an hour later, where a man with a hammer(!) got away with thousands of dollars

Police do not believe the crimes are related.

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