SAN MATEO, CA — A San Mateo man who worked as a janitor at several Shell
service stations is now accused of robbing them, according to the San Mateo County Times
Marlon Arbulu, 27, is accused of going on a two-week robbery spree in which he hit the same service station, and same clerk, twice in San Mateo as well stations in San Carlos and San Bruno, the article noted.
Prosecutors say the robberies started November 28 at a Shell station in San Mateo: Arbulu is accused of passing the clerk a note that demanded cash and warned there would be trouble if the money wasn''t handed over, the article stated.
According to the article, authorities say Arbulu got away with about $200 but came back on December 12 saying he didn''t get enough money the first time and ordered the clerk, who was behind the counter at the first robbery, to give him more.
Prosecutors said he robbed a Shell station in San Carlos on December 14 and then held up one in San Bruno on December 16, the article added.