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Santana arrested in robbery spree
Ceres police have arrested a Ceres woman they believe who was responsible for robbing several businesses, including two in Ceres, during a weeklong robbery spree late last month.

Monica Santana, 23, of Ceres, was arrested July 31 in connection with four robberies committed in Ceres, Turlock and Modesto.

Police say Santana robbed Subway at 1630 E. Hatch Road in Ceres at 7:27 a.m. on July 23. Santana allegedly demanded money, and then jumped over the counter and took cash from the register. She and an unidentified accomplice left the business on foot.

The next day at at 2:43 p.m., Santana allegedly entered the Payless Shoe Source at 1366 E. Hatch with an unidentified male accomplice. The woman demanded money from the register and ran out of the store towards Richland Avenue with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police believe it was Santana who robbed Turlock Pacific Tanning at 2852 W. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock, at 8:56 p.m. on July 26. The same method was used of taking money from the register and making an escape.

A Modesto Subway restaurant fell victim to robbery - also allegedly done by Santana - during this week long spree.

In all four robberies, a weapon was mentioned but never produced.

Police served a search warrant on Santana's residence in the 1000 block of Riesling Drive in Ceres on the evening of July 28 but she was not home. They traced her to the the Arrow Inn on Ninth Street in Modesto. She was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on four counts of robbery.