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Hollister police make arrest following robbery in progress call

Police Chief Carlos Reynoso says investigation revealed there was no robbery in progress.

Hollister Police Department told BenitoLink it arrested a 24-year-old male Dec. 21 for charges of possession of burglary tools, drug paraphernalia, a California ID of someone else and of suspected fentanyl pills.

Hollister Police Chief Carlos Reynoso said that on Dec. 21 around 7:45 p.m., Ulta Beauty employees reported a robbery in progress and advised there was a man in the store wearing a ski mask.

He added that when the police officers arrived at the store located 1260 E. Park Street, they contacted the alleged suspect pointed out by store employees and determined there was no robbery occurring but said officers discovered the alleged suspect in possession of the items mentioned above.

Carmel de Bertaut

Carmel has a BA in Natural Sciences/Biodiversity Stewardship from San Jose State University and an AA in Communications Studies from West Valley Community College. She reports on science and the environment, arts and human interest pieces. Carmel has worked in the ecological and communication fields and is an avid creative writer and hiker. She has been reporting for BenitoLink since May, 2018 and covers Science and the Environment and Arts and Culture.