SANTA ANA — Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man suspected of armed robbery at two convenience stores within 30 minutes of each other on Thursday morning.
The man entered the Shell gas station at 710 E. Dyer Road at 2:50 a.m. on June 29 wearing a mask and demanding money, according to a statement from the Santa Ana Police Department.
He approached the front counter while brandishing a handgun in the front waistband of his pants and demanded money from the cash register, police said.
The store employee complied and the man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
About 30 minutes later, the same man entered the Circle K convenience store at 2413 S. Fairview St., police said.
The man approached a store employee while holding a gun and demanded money from the cash register, authorities said. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot eastbound through the parking lot.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, with a thin build and a black/brown mustache. In surveillance footage, he was wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie.
Anyone with information is asked to call 714-245-8408.
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