Sun. May 28th, 2023

Santa Ana police released surveillance video on Thursday, May 14, of an armed robbery at a gas station in hopes of identifying two suspects.

The stickup happened about 2 a.m. Friday, May 8, at a Shell station at 710 E. Dyer Road, according to Santa Ana police. One man pointed a chrome revolver at a clerk, who opened a cash register while the gunman’s accomplice retrieved cash and several packs of cigarettes.

They fled in a silver, four-door Nissan Altima. Police provided a partial license-plate number of 3XL.

One suspect was described as a Latino man standing about 5-foot-9 and weighing 160 to 175 pounds. He wore a black hat with an unknown red logo on it, a yellow reflective vest, a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

The other suspect is about 5-foot-7, 155 to 165 pounds and wore a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, a black surgical mask, a yellow reflective vest, dark-colored gloves, black warmup pants and black shoes.

Authorities asked that anyone with information call detectives at 714-245-8545 or email Orange County Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips at 855-TIP-OCCS.

A man takes money from a register at a gas station on the 700 block of Dyer Rd. in Santa Ana Friday, May 8. He is one of two suspects sought by police who fled from this robbery in a Nissan Altima. (Image courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Department)


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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