The Hollister Police Department is seeking information regarding the identity of suspects associated with a armed robbery in downtown Hollister. On December 12, 2017 at approximately 12:36 am, Hollister Police Department reports that officers responded to an armed robbery with a gun at the Quikstop Gas Station, at 10 San Felipe Road.
Police state in the report that the clerk told them the suspect entered the store, waited for other customers to leave, pulled up his shirt to brandish a handgun in the waistband and demanded items. The suspect left with cartons of cigarettes, an undisclosed amount of money and CA Lottery scratchers, according to the report.
HPD states that at approximately 8:22 am, later that morning, the stolen winning scratchers from the robbery were cashed at the 7-11 store in Hollister, located at 915 San Benito Street, by another suspect. He was last seen leaving in the vehicle on the photograph attached.
The police reports states hour later, at approximately 9:22 am, more stolen scratchers from the robbery were cashed at the Quikstop store located at 8400 Church Street in Gilroy, CA by the first suspect. Both suspects were seen in the store together. After the scratchers were cashed, they both entered the same vehicle and departed.
Hollister Police Department described the suspects and the vehicle:
Suspect 1: White unknown sex subject in their 20’s, short and medium build, with a red lips tattoo to the left side of the neck and possibly a nose ring. He (she) was wearing a grey flannel jacket and jeans.
Suspect 2: Hispanic male in his 20s, average height and weight, wearing a dark hat, black hoodie and black pants.
Suspect Vehicle: Silver early 2000 model BMW wagon with a black front bumper, moon roof and a blue front dealer plate as seen in the photo above.
Anyone having information on this case is asked to call Officer Yamamoto at the Hollister Police Department at 636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME which offers a reward.