A Yolo County jury has convicted a Woodland man in a robbery spree that targeted stores and restaurants in the community.
Salvador Jimenez, 47, was convicted Friday of four robberies and one attempted robbery, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release. The jury was unable to agree on whether to convict Jimenez on an additional count of robbery and acquitted him of another robbery charge. The court found that Jimenez had been convicted of two prior strikes and had served a state prison term.
On July 7, Jimenez entered the Razz Yogurt Shop and demanded money from the cashier. When the cashier did not immediately comply, Jimenez told her had a gun and would use it, authorities said. The employee complied with the demand, and Jimenez left the business with more than $100.
On July 10, Jimenez went to Sally Beauty Supply just before the store closed and threatened two employees, claiming that he had a gun and would show them how serious he was if they did not give him all the money in the register, authorities said. Jimenez stole more than $200 from the business.
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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. The attempt failed when the cashier walked away from the register when Jimenez demanded money.
The next day, authorities said, Jimenez robbed a Jimboy’s Tacos restaurant of nearly $300.
Jimenez previously had been convicted of robberies, which are strike offenses under California law. Convicted of robbery in 1996 and 1997, he served a state prison term of more than 17 years, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Jimenez is to be sentenced Oct. 27.