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* Miguel Beltran and William Hernandez arrested when caught by officers loading firearms into a car in Salinas

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Two men were arrested Saturday after their house was robbed at gunpoint and they were caught by officers loading firearms into a car, police said. The robbery was reported at about 3:40 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Williams Road, where two suspects armed with handguns entered the home and robbed six occupants of cash and property before fleeing the scene.

The suspects are still at large, according to police. Two men who also live at the home, Miguel Beltran, 26, and William Hernandez, 19, arrived after the robbery and witnesses started calling police to report that the two men were loading firearms into a white car. Once officers reached the scene, they detained Beltran and Hernandez after seeing them walk away from the white vehicle.

When police looked into the car, they spied a rifle in plain view. During a search inside, they found a .30-caliber M1 carbine rifle, a 9mm pistol with a 30-round clip, multiple rounds of ammunition and a military-grade flak jacket. Officers also recovered a pound of marijuana from inside the car, police said.

Beltran and Hernandez were apparently trying to transport the guns and drugs to another location before they were arrested, police said. They were booked into Monterey County Jail on suspicion of felony weapons and drugs charges.

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