Fullerton police on hunt for robbery suspects


Fullerton police are searching for suspects involved in three robberies in the northwest area of town on Sunday night.

Police officers first received a report of a robbery in the 1500 block of Avenida Selva, where the suspect encountered a couple, pointed a handgun at them and demanded money. The couple gave the suspect cash and he fled.

Police say the man entered the house through a partially opened garage door.

While officers were investigating that robbery, they learned that another had occurred on that same street, also because of an open garage door. A woman was in her kitchen when the suspect pointed a gun at her and demanded money. The suspect was startled and he fled.

The only loss was a pair of shoes.

Then close to midnight, another robbery was reported in the 2600 block of Trieste Way. The residents entered their home through the garage door. As the garage door was being shut, the robber stepped in, pointed a handgun and demanded the woman’s purse. The suspect fled toward Emory Park.

In all three cases, the robber is described as a male white or Hispanic, between six feet and six feet four in height and approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray hoodie and a bandana. The weapon was a black semi-automatic handgun.

The suspect also matches the description of three street robberies that occurred in the same area approximately six weeks ago.

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