Costly Consequences For Woodland Man Convicted of Stealing A Few Hundred Dollars
Generally a string of small business robberies is referred to as a “spree.” But the prosecutor in the case of Salvador Jimenez, 47, of Woodland, raised the rhetorical ante in stating, “This man was a scourge to local businesses.” After a jury convicted Jimenez, Deputy District Attorney Jay Linden went on to praise the Woodland Police Department for investigating several downtown Woodland robberies and bringing Jimenez to justice.
The scourge began when Jimenez walked up to the counter inside the Razz Frozen Yogurt Shop at 353 West Main Street in downtown Woodland on July 7 and demanded money from the cashier. She did not comply quickly enough. Jimenez threatened her and stated he had a gun and was ready to pull it on her. The cashier handed over a little more than $100 and Jimenez left without further incident.
On July 10, Jimenez barged into Sally Beauty Supply at 1374 East Main Street right when employees were closing the store. Jimenez informed them that he had a gun concealed and would show them how serious he was concerning his demands that they quickly hand over cash if they ignored him. The money in the register amounted to a little more than $200 with which Jimenez walked out of Sally Beauty Supply.
On July 16, utilizing a similar modus operandi, Jimenez heisted $150 from the Papa Murphy’s Pizza in Purity Plaza near West Street. Two days later he failed in his attempt to rob Jack-in-the-Box at 1200 East Main Street. He went through his act of having a gun and so on, but the cashier simply walked away from the register when he demanded the money in it.
However, on July 19, things went according to Jimenez’s plans again; he robbed Jimboy’s Tacos Restaurant at 85 West Court Street–near the Yolo County Courthouse in downtown Woodland–and walked away with nearly $300. All told, Jimenez netted about $650 for the robberies.
He now faces, with two strikes against him for previous robbery convictions, 125 years to life prison. Formal sentencing will take place on October 27 in the Yolo County Courthouse.
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