FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 5, 2012 –
The Valero gas station and convenience store on the west end of West Capitol Avenue was robbed at gunpoint on Friday.
At 6:52 a.m., police received a reported that “two males with guns” had just robbed the establishment at 4790 West Capitol.
Then, at 8:38 p.m., they received a report that another “211” had just occurred. Two subjects with at least one gun had just hit Valero again, according to dispatchers’ notes reviewed by the News-Ledger.
The gas station’s location, near the onramp to I-80 westbound, might make it an attractive target for robbers looking for a quick escape route.
The News-Ledger asked Lt. Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department if the two robberies appeared related.
An investigator “is doing some work on that, seeing if there is any link, or it’s just a coincidence,” he said. Early indications are that the suspects in each case were different.
The News-Ledger was not immediately able to reach Valero by phone for comment, and to find out if the same clerk had been involved in both robberies – although that seemed unlikely, given the 10-hour spacing between the crimes.
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