Release Date/Time: 8/21/2016 12:53 AM

Incident: Robbery

Report #: 16 08 1127

Date: Sunday, 8/21/2016

Time: 8:46 PM

Location: 1200 Block of N. Main St.

A 47-year-old man was preparing to close a store on the 1200 block of N. Main Street when two hooded customers came into the store. The clerk approached them and one of the two men pulled out a silver semi-automatic handgun, and demanded the money. In addition to an undisclosed amount of money they also helped themselves to various items from the store. The suspects where in the store approximately 5 minutes and fled westbound through the parking lot. Suspect #1 was described as a white male adult, 6', thin build, 135 – 140lbs, wearing a black hoodie, black jeans, a black mask, and white gloves. Suspect #2 was described as an unknown race male, thin build, 5'11”, black hoodie, tan mask, and grey gloves.

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

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