Man robs two liquor stores, could be responsible for at least three others

Two liquor stores were robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening, the
latest of several other robberies police suspect were committed by
the same man.
– Two liquor stores were robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening, the latest of several other robberies police suspect were committed by the same man.

A man wearing a black ski mask, black gloves, and holding a semi-automatic pistol entered J-V Liquor, 420 First St., at 7:22pm. He demanded money from the employee and got away with $275, police said. A second suspect, who could have been driving a getaway car, may have been involved.

Thirteen minutes later, a Hispanic man, about 30 years old, 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds, entered Gilroy Market, 401 E. Tenth St., wearing a black ski mask and black leather gloves and holding a gun. He again demanded cash from the register, and when the cashier resisted, the suspect hit the man on the left side of his head with the gun. The suspect stole $1,000 from the store.

The suspect could be the same man who robbed a Gilroy restaurant, liquor store and cigarette store in the past month.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents may contact Gilroy police at 846-0350.

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