Release Date/Time: 1/6/2017 12:18 AM
Report #: 17 01 0222
Date: Friday, 1/6/2017
Time: 10:22 PM
Location: 400 Block of N. Main Street
A 22-year-old clerk was working at a Gas Station on the 400 block of Main Street. Two males entered the store and robbed the business at gunpoint. Suspect 1 was described as a Hispanic sounding male, 5'9”, 150 lbs, thin build, dressed in black wearing a black ski mask and black hoodie. The suspect was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at the clerk and demanded the money from the register. The suspect took the cash from the register. Suspect #2 was described as approximately 5'3”, 150 lbs, medium build, wearing dark clothing, a black ski mask, black hoodie, had a bulky backpack, and did not appear to be armed. Suspect #2 went behind the counter and took a handful of cigars. Both suspects fled the building and went westbound on Cassentini.
A security officer was parked at a nearby business and observed the two suspect walking westbound on Cassentini Street. When they saw the security officer they cut across a greenbelt and fled the area.
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