Safeway Parking Lot Robber Gets 24 Years

Think he’ll really serve all that time? Doubtful. He served time for a 1991 murder and was out on the street robbing people in 2005.

A Salinas man who robbed a woman outside the Safeway store in Pacific Grove has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, the District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Pablo Castaneda, 42, was convicted by a jury in August for the December 2005 armed robbery of a female customer in the grocery store parking lot. The robber took her purse at gunpoint.

Safeway Parking Lot Robber Gets 24 Years