Release Date/Time: 8/11/2016 6:17 PM
Incident: Attempted Murder/ Robbery
Report #: 16 08 0617
Date: Thursday, 8/11/2016
Time: 1:35 PM
Location: 1000 Block of Rider Ave.
A 43 year old ice cream vendor was shot at during a robber. The victim was pushing his shopping cart northbound on Rider Avenue when he was approached from a parked vehicle. He was confronted by a man who pointed a small black revolver at him and demanded his money in Spanish. The victim handed over the cash, but the suspect wanted more and demanded his cell phone and pistol whipped the victim striking him on the head. The suspect ran back to a waiting car and fired a shot at the victim missing him. The suspect possibly fled on Garner Ave. in a black Honda Civic 4 door, lowered, with tinted windows. Suspect was described as a HMA, approx. 23 years old, thin, light skinned, with a thin mustache, wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME, or text information to the Text to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray
Telephone: (831) 758-7250