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Armed Robbery- Seeking additional victims

PRESS RELEASE

DATE: August 26, 2020

SUBJECT: Armed Robbery of a person- Seeking additional victims

LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: 12061 Garden Grove Blvd.-parking lot

DATE/TIME OF OCCURRENCE: August 21, 2020 at 0625 am

VICTIM: Male adult- Loss was cash

SUSPECT: Unknown- described as male Hispanic adult, 6’-0”, 175 lbs
Fled in a dark colored older model Toyota Camry

NARRATIVE:

Video Link: http://bit.ly/GGPDRobbery

On 8-21-20 at approximately 0625 AM an armed robbery occurred at the Garden of Eden Bookstore located at 12061 Garden Grove Blvd. A male suspect confronted the victim in the parking lot and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at him. The suspect took money from the victim and ran away. The suspect went to an adjacent parking lot and drove off in an older model dark colored Toyota Camry.

The victim described the suspect as a Male Hispanic, 6’0”, and 175 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the word “Cali” written on the front. He was armed with a black handgun.

Employees at the business provided a photo of a person of interest and believe he is the same suspect responsible for this robbery and additional unreported robberies at the same location. In the previously unreported crimes, customers from the business have been robbed in the parking lot. The person of interest photo shows a male adult with a shaved head standing next to a bicycle.

If you have been a victim of a robbery or have information about the identity of the suspect, please call Detective Franks at the Garden Grove Police Department at 714) 741-5836. Case #20043848

Carl Whitney, Lieutenant
Professional Standards Division / PIO
O: 714.741.5786 W/C: 714.741.5871
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