Above: RJ BlueFord file photo | Merced PD
Originally published as a Merced Police Department Facebook post:
“Merced –On July 9, 2022, at approximately 1020 hrs., Officer Jennifer Shaw responded to the area of West 16th and Highway 59, for a report of an armed robbery.
Suspect, RJ BlueFord entered the victim’s tent, an inhabited dwelling with a firearm. BlueFord had visited with the victim earlier in the day and learned he had money in his tent.
BlueFord robbed the victim at gunpoint and struck the victim in the head twice with a firearm causing visible injuries.
BlueFord threatened to shoot and kill the victim. BlueFord fled the area with the victim’s backpack containing approximately $240. BlueFord is wanted and considered armed and dangerous.
Case Number: 22-40427″