Suspect Struggled With Police Before Being Taken Into Custody
HOLLISTER—The Hollister Police arrested a robber who wore a hockey mask to rob the City Gas Station on Third Street and San Benito Avenue. Ramiro Ramos Jr. was identified as the suspect who wore a Halloween type mask.
On Saturday, March 14, officers responded to the City Gas Station on a report of an in-progress robbery. The information that they received was that the suspect, perhaps inspired by previous day’s date of Friday, March 13, was described as wearing a hockey type mask like Jason from the “Friday the 13th” movies.
According to the clerk, Ramos entered the business and said that he had a gun in his waistband and demanded money, and later demanded some lottery tickets too. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands, and Ramos left.
Hollister Police Officers were in the area at the time of the call, and they spotted the suspect near Jerry’s Restaurant, which is approximately a block north from the original crime scene. As officers moved in to arrest Ramos, he struggled with them before being taken into custody. He was eventually detained and arrested.
Hollister Police found a large sum of money and lottery tickets on Ramos when he was arrested. They also found the “Jason Voorhees” style hockey mask and related items where he was arrested.
Ramos was booked at the San Benito County Jail on charges of robbery and resisting arrest. He also had an outstanding warrant.
Just two months prior, on January 22, he and Marcos Alexander Orozco were charged with attempted felony robbery and conspiracy. Ramos had entered the Quik Stop market on San Juan Road demanding money, and of course lottery tickets. When the clerk did not comply, he ran to Orozco’s waiting car and they fled. When tracked down and arrested by responding Hollister police, Ramos was also charged with misdemeanor battery on a peace officer, and Orozco was charged with damaging a jail facility. They apparently did not go peacefully.
The Hollister Police are asking anyone with information on the case to please call the department at 831-636-4330.
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