Salinas Police Identify Armed Robbery And Attempted Murder Suspect
Suspect Is Wanted For Two Armed Robberies
SALINAS—The Salinas Police Department has identified the suspect in an armed robbery, which was enhanced with an attempted murder charge, that occurred at the Star 1 Gas Station and the adjoining taqueria restaurant “El Kiosko” on February 17th.
Police have identified 20-year-old Angel Perez as the suspect in these cases, however, he is not in custody. The Salinas police are looking for him and are asking for the public’s help in finding him. He is described as being a Hispanic male adult approximately 6-feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Perez is wanted for the armed robbery of the Star 1 gas station on Williams Road, and subsequent robbery of El Kiosko on Tuesday, February 17, during which he used a handgun. According to police, Perez entered the gas station wearing a black hooded jacket with a bandana covering his face and holding what appeared to be a steel chrome handgun.
After obtaining an undetermined amount of cash from the gas station, he walked into the taqueria and confronted the clerk, demanding that he open the register. When the clerk, who was preparing food at the time, could not open the register in time, police theorize that Perez intentionally fired one round from the handgun, striking the clerk in the head.
The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. As for Perez, as he tried to make his get-away, he was possibility struck by a truck and may be injured and walking with a noticeable limp.
Police are asking the public to call 911 if they spot Perez, as he is to be considered armed and dangerous.