Yolo County Jury Convicts Serial Robber

Salvador Jimenez faces over 125 years to life for a spree of Woodland robberies

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – October 1, 2014- Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on September 26, 2014, a Yolo County jury convicted Salvador Jimenez, age 47 of Woodland, of four robberies and one attempted robbery of stores and restaurants in Woodland. The jury was unable to agree on whether to convict on an additional count of robbery and acquitted the Jimenez of another robbery charge. The Court found that Jimenez had been convicted of two prior strikes, and had served a prior state prison term.

On July 7, 2014, Jimenez entered the Razz Yogurt Shop and demanded money from the cashier. When she did not immediately comply, Jimenez threatened that he had a gun and would use it. The employee complied and Jimenez left with over $100.

Jimenez struck again, on July 10, 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 comply with his demand for all of the money in the register. Jimenez stole 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’s previously had 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. “This man was a scourge to local businesses,” 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.”

Salvador Jimenez faces over 125 years to life in prison for the crimes for which he was convicted. Sentencing in this matter will occur on October 27, 2014, in Department 1.