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July 12, 2024

Greenfield man pleads guilty in 2016 robbery of gas station


GREENFIELD — Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo has announced that Uriel Medina, 20, of Greenfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery from a January 2016 incident where he and another man held two employees and two customers of a gas station at gunpoint.

On Jan. 19, 2016, Medina and an unknown accomplice entered the Valero gas station in Greenfield wearing masks and holding firearms. The men put guns to the heads of two cashiers and ordered them to open the cash registers. The men also held two female customers of the store at gunpoint during the robbery. The men escaped with approximately $1,000 in cash before getting into a burgundy vehicle and driving away from the scene.

Medina was identified by distinctive clothing accessories he wore during the robbery, and later confessed his involvement. The identity of the second robber remains unknown.

Anyone with information about the identity of the second robber or a possible third accomplice is encouraged to contact Greenfield Police Department.

Medina will serve a term of five years in state prison when he is sentenced by Judge Carrie M. Panetta on Oct. 24.