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Posted on: December 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Armed Robbery


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release: Armed Robbery
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:December 12, 2019Time:3:00 AM
Incident Date:December 12, 2019Time:1:31 AM
Incident Location:72-200 Block of Ramon Road, Thousand Palms
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jose Tijerina
File Number(s):O193460003


On Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 1:31 AM, Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff Department, responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Chevron, located in the 72-200 block of Ramon Road., Thousand Palms.  A Hispanic male adult, later identified as Adrian Salinas, 24 of Baldwin Park, entered the business armed with a knife and demanded money from the cash register.  Salinas took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area on foot.  No employees or patrons were injured during the robbery. 

Deputies searched the area and located Salinas on Varner Road west of Ramon Road, Thousand Palms.  Deputies contacted Salinas, but he attempted to run on foot.  After a brief struggle with deputies, Salinas was apprehended without further incident.  Salinas was arrested for robbery and he was booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.    

The Riverside County Sheriff Department is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Adrian Morales at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #O19 346 0003. 

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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