Salinas police were investigating three armed robberies of businesses on Thursday.

The first happened about 3:40 p.m. when a man 20 to 30 years old entered the Shell gas station at 705 N. Sanborn Road and demanded money. As he fled the station with an undisclosed amount of cash, he was hit by a car pulling into the parking lot, police said. He limped away and jumped the soundwall at Laurel Drive and into the Acosta Plaza apartment complex.

The second robbery occurred about 7:10 p.m. at the Pilot gas station at 951 Work St. A heavy-set man in his late 20s pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money from both registers, police said. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and got into a white, late-1980s or '90s Honda or Toyota.

About 7:30 p.m., a Subway restaurant at 1562 N. Main St. was robbed by a boy about 16 years old who was armed with a chrome revolver. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash toward the Harden Ranch Shopping Center.

All three robbers are at large.


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