Armed Robbery & Pursuit

Release Date/Time: 11/9/2013 12:00 AM

Date: Friday, 11/8/2013

Time: 9:10 PM

Location: 1140 S. Main St. (CVS)

Officers received a dispatch regarding an armed robbery in progress at CVS Pharmacy located at 1140 South Main St.  Information provided to responding Officers was that there was a white male robber with a large knife robbing the pharmacy inside of the store.  As Officers arrived in the area they observed the described robber inside of a vehicle as it pulled from the curb on West San Joaquin St.  When Officers tried to stop the vehicle the driver, who was later identified as Adam Venuti (34), sped away in an attempt to evade pursuing Officers.  Venuti drove for a short distance colliding with a nearby parked vehicle.  After Venuiti's vehicle stalled, Venuti then fled on foot and was captured by Officers in the area.  Venuti was arrested and will later be booked at the Monterey County jail for armed robbery and other associated crimes.

Release Authorized by: Commander Vincent Maiorana

Telephone: (831) 758-7250