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Thousand Palms gas station robbery suspect arrested overnight after struggle with deputies

Adrian Salinas

A Baldwin Park man was arrested in connection with a robbery at a Thousand Palms gas station early Thursday morning.

The robbery occurred at around 1:30 a.m. at the Chevron gas station in the 72-200 block of Ramon Road, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's officials said a man wielding a knife confronted an employee, then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No employees or customers were injured.

Deputies searched the area and in a few minutes, were able to find the suspect, Adrian Salinas, 24, of Baldwin Park, on Varner Road west of Ramon Road. Salinas tried to run away but was arrested after a brief struggle with deputies, according to the sheriff's department.

Salinas was booked on suspicion of robbery at the Indio jail, where he remains in lieu of $30,000 bail.

The Riverside County Sheriff Department asked anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Adrian Morales at 760-836-1600 or call anonymously at 760-341-7867 and reference incident #O19 346 0003.

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