Two men rob gas station at gunpoint

Two men - with Oliveira allegedly on the left - place a silver

Two men in their 20s, one wearing a ski mask, robbed a north
Gilroy gas station at gunpoint Monday evening, police said.
Two men in their 20s, one wearing a ski mask, robbed a north Gilroy gas station at gunpoint Monday evening, police said.

Just before 7 p.m., the two men entered Bozzo’s Union 76 gas station, 401 First St., and began “milling about the business,” police said. Then, the man wearing a ski mask took out a handgun of unspecified caliber and pointed it at the only clerk in the store. The clerk gave the men money, then went into a back room, as the men had ordered him to do, police said.

After several minutes, the clerk came out of the back room and called police, police said.

Neither the clerk nor the robbers were injured in the incident, and no shots were fired, police said. Police said the list of items taken in the robbery was not available.

The men were described only as Hispanic males between 20 and 30 years old, police said. Police did not say whether there was video footage of the incident.

Police are investigating the incident as possibly related to Saturday night’s armed robbery of Budget Liquors in north Gilroy, police said. In that incident, two men entered the store, demanded cash, and tried to shoot the clerk in the leg, but the gun misfired. They then ran out to the parking lot, where a man in a car was waiting for them.

Anyone with information regarding these robberies can contact the Gilroy Police Department Investigations Bureau at 846-0335.

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