Police arrested two robbery suspects who were after cash from the Plasma Center on Florin Road.
Donors saw two masked men rush into the facility. One had a semi-automatic handgun.
“He was saying ‘Where’s the money?’” said donor Chris Espinosa, who ran out the back.
Witnesses say most people left through the lobby when the robbers entered, but the two suspects ran out a few minutes later, empty-handed.
At the same time a Brink’s armored truck was sitting in the parking lot, apparently to drop of cash used to pay donors. They can earn up to $50 per week by donating plasma.
Some said the robbers timing was all wrong. The suspects ran away on foot and were captured by Sheriffs deputies about three blocks away. One of the suspects had a gun with him.
One woman was injured after she was run over by one of the suspects in his haste to exit the building. She was taken to the hospital. The two suspects will be charged with attempted armed robbery.