Police arrest one, seek one in armed robbery

Suspects brandished knife while robbing convenience store: police

Hollister Police are looking for the suspect in the 49ers cap, who allegedly helped another suspect rob the Arco gas station at knifepoint the morning of Nov. 11.

Police arrested one suspect for robbing a Hollister liquor store at knifepoint, and are asking for the public’s help identifying a second robber, according to authorities.

About 2am Nov. 11, two men entered the Arco gas station, 301 Gateway Drive. Both men approached the counter, while one produced a large knife and demanded money, according to a press release from Hollister Police Department.

The store clerk feared for her safety, and handed over all the money that was in the cash register. Police did not disclose how much cash the suspects acquired during the robbery.

Police conducted an “extensive investigation” that included the use of a K9, police said. However, the suspects were not located that evening.

While investigating a separate, unrelated matter, officers identified one of the Nov. 11 suspects as Joshua Sandoval, 19, of Hollister, police said. Sandoval was arrested and booked on suspicion of armed robbery.

The second male suspect in the Nov. 11 armed robbery remains unidentified. He is described as a Hispanic male adult, about 180 pounds with a thin mustache, according to police. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket. The suspect is pictured on the store’s surveillance video footage wearing a San Francisco 49ers beanie cap.

Anyone with information about this investigation can call the Hollister Police Department at (831) 636-4330. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.

Hollister Police are looking for the suspect in the 49ers cap, who allegedly helped another suspect rob the Arco gas station at knifepoint the morning of Nov. 11.

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