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.
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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.