A man described by Yolo County law enforcement authorities as a serial robber has been sentenced to 110 years to life in prison.
Salvador Jimenez, 47, was sentenced Monday by Yolo County Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson for four robberies and one attempted robbery of stores and restaurants in Woodland, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. A jury found Jimenez guilty of the offenses following a trial in September.
The robberies occurred over a two-week period in July. On July 7, Jimenez entered the Razz Yogurt Shop and demanded money from the cashier. When she briefly paused, Jimenez told her that he had a gun and would use it, authorities said. The employee gave Jimenez more than $100 in cash.
Jimenez struck again on July 10, entering Sally Beauty Supply just before the store closed. He threatened the two employees, claiming he had a gun and would show them how serious he was if they did not give him cash from the register. The employees opened the register and gave Jimenez more than $100.
On July 16, Jimenez robbed Papa Murphy’s Pizza of approximately $150. Two days later, he attempted to rob a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant, but failed in that attempt when the cashier walked away from the register when Jimenez demanded money.
The next day, Jimenez robbed a Jimboy’s Tacos restaurant, getting away with nearly $300.
Jimenez has previous convictions for robberies, which are strike offenses under California law. In 1996 and again in 1997, he was convicted of robbery, for which he served a state prison term of more than 17 years, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
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