Release Date/Time: 12/15/2015 2:13 PM
Incident: Attempted Robbery / Robberies / Stolen Veh.
Report #: 15-120893, 0894, 0897, 0905
Date: Tuesday, 12/15/2015
Time: 8:39 PM
Location: Walmart N. Davis / Quickstop Clark / Valero W. Market St.
At 0839 hours, officers were dispatched to Walmart at 1375 N. Davis on a call of an attempted robbery. Two male suspects dressed in all black with their faces covered and one had a rifle exited a red Nissan Frontier and ran into the store. One male stayed in the vehicle. They ran straight to the courtesy counter but fled the store before completing the robbery. At 0851 hours, the Quick Stop at 11 Clark St. was robbed by an Hispanic male adult wearing dark clothing with a rifle. The suspect fled in a red Nissan Frontier. At 0853 hours the Valero at 633 W. Market was robbed. A White male adult armed with a black semi auto handgun with green eyes wearing a black mask and dark clothing robbed the business before getting into a waiting Nissan Frontier. A Salinas Police officer responding to the area located the robbery vehicle unccupied in a nearby neighborhood. The vehicle was recently stolen from a residential burglary in Soledad. At approximately 10:00 am, officers were sent to a car fire at Martella / W. Lake. A witness saw a Black male adult in the vehicle and appeared to be working on the stereo. As soon and the male exited the car, it began rolling down the street and into the drainage ditch before bursting into flames. The car was a 2006 Toyota Camry that was reported stolen this morning from north Salinas. It is unknown at this time whether the Camry is related to the robberies. Detectives are investigating this case.
Release Authorized by: Sgt. Gray
Telephone: (831) 758-7250