Serial Robber Sentenced to 110 Years to Life in State Prison

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – October 31, 2014- District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on Monday, October 27, 2014, Yolo County Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson sentenced Salvador Jimenez to 110 years to life in prison for four robberies and one attempted robbery of stores and restaurants in Woodland. A jury found Jimenez guilty of the offenses following a trial in September.

On July 7, 2014, Salvador Jimenez entered the Razz Yogurt Shop and demanded cash from the cashier. When she paused briefly, Jimenez told her that he had a gun and would use it. The employee gave Jimenez over $100 in cash.

Jimenez struck again, on July 10, 2014, this time at Sally Beauty Supply. Just before the store closed, Jimenez entered and threatened the two employees, claiming that he had a gun and would show them how serious he was if they did not give him cash from the register. They opened the register and gave Jimenez over $200.

On July 16, 2014, Jimenez robbed Papa Murphy’s Pizza of approximately $150. Two days later he attempted to rob Jack-in-the-Box. Jimenez failed in that attempt when the cashier walked away from the register when Jimenez demanded money. The next day, Jimenez succeeded in robbing the Jimboy’s Tacos restaurant, getting away with nearly $300.

Jimenez had previously been convicted of robberies, which are strike offenses under California law. In 1996 and again in 1997, Jimenez was convicted of robbery, for which he served a state prison term of over 17 years.

Deputy District Attorney Jay Linden prosecuted the case and praised the dedicated work of the Woodland Police Department. “As a result of this sentence, this defendant will no longer be able to victimize our community,” said Linden. “Thanks to the hard work of our Woodland officers, the employees of the restaurants and shops in Woodland can rest easier knowing this serial robber is off the streets.”