Man gets 10 years in prison for North County carjacking, robbery

mfountain@thetribunenews.comJuly 8, 2014 

Martin Gabriel Olmos, 32, of King City was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, on suspicion of carjacking, robbery and a probation violation. Original story »

One of two Monterey County men arrested in connection with an October 2013 carjacking and liquor store robbery in the North County was sentenced July 1 to 10 years in state prison.

Martin Gabriel Olmos, 32, of King City pleaded no contest in June to a felony count of carjacking and felony second-degree robbery and admitted special enhancements of using a deadly weapon during a carjacking as well as committing a felony with a prior prison conviction within five years.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a second robbery charge as well as two counts of receiving stolen property and two enhancements of using a deadly weapon.

On Oct. 27, a man was held at knifepoint and forced out of his vehicle in Paso Robles. The stolen vehicle was later linked to a robbery at Stagecoach Liquor on the 5100 block of El Camino Real in Atascadero. During the robbery, a clerk was punched by one of the assailants when the clerk failed to immediately open the cash drawer.

The two men made away with hundreds of dollars in cash, according to the Atascadero Police Department, which was never recovered after the two men were located at a nearby motel.

Olmos’ alleged accomplice, Joel Solis Arciniega, 26, of Greenfield, is awaiting trial.

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