Release Date/Time: 1/16/2013 8:40 AM
Officers responded to the 700 block of Jefferson St. to a call of an armed robbery. The victim (19) was standing to the rear of the driveway at his residence when an unknown black full sized Lincoln sedan with tinted windows stopped in front of the driveway. Two male passengers exited the vehicle's back seat and went directly towards the victim, engaged him in conversation and proceeded to punch him in the face. The second suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband and struck the victim in the face with the butt of the gun.
The suspects removed the victims belongings, including his wallet and cell phone before running back into the waiting Lincoln which quickly drove off. The victim suffered minor injuries to his face and may have blacked out during the robbery.
Suspect 1 was described as a Hispanic male 18 years of age, 5'6", 200 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, goatee and wearing a grey sweatshirt and black jeans. Suspect 2 was described as a Hispanic male, 17 years old, 5'6", 190 lbs,black hair brown eyes and wearing a white sweatshirt with "Hollister" in yellow to the front and black pants.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Salinas Police Department at 758-7321 or to remain anonymous you may call 775-4222
Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera