One arrested after robbery in Red Bluff Wal-Mart parking lot

Photo from the Tehama County Sheriff's Office

One man was arrested Tuesday after police say he robbed a couple in the parking lot of the Red Bluff Wal-Mart Monday evening.

Police said at about 5:28 p.m. Monday, Red Bluff police officers were dispatched to a reported robbery involving a handgun in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, located at 608 Luther Road. The caller, Amy Ball, 30, from Red Bluff, said she and her husband, Cody Ball, 29, from Red Bluff, had been robbed at gunpoint by Dennis Paul Womack, 24, from Red Bluff, while in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

Amy told the 911 operator that Womack had gotten into a black four door Honda Civic with a woman and they were driving out of the parking lot.

When officers got to the store they conducted an extensive search for Womack and the vehicle he was last seen driving but were not able to find either.

Officers returned back to the Red Bluff Police Department where they interviewed Amy and Cody about the robbery. The couple told police Womack had asked to meet with the two in the parking lot of Wal-Mart regarding an unrelated issue. The couple said when they arrived in the parking lot, Womack walked up to their vehicle and demanded they give him $100. The couple said Womack repeatedly lifted the front of his shirt and exposed the handle of a handgun.

The couple gave Womack the money and that's when Womack left the scene.

After the interview, officers notified surrounding agencies of the robbery and requested Womack be arrested if found.

On Tuesday, around 7:00 a.m., the Red Bluff Police Department's Problem Oriented Policing Unit took over the investigation. POP officers were able to track Womack to the Woodson Bridge RV Park in Tehama County and they learned Womack knew they were looking for him.

Womack responded to the Red Bluff Police Department where he turned himself into authorities. POP officers interviewed Womack and arrested him for robbery and felony probation violation. Womack is currently being held without bail.

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