Help sought in identifying suspect in series of robberies


For nearly two months, the armed suspect has been robbing gas station, convenience stores and other businesses – seven in Anaheim between June 2 and July 23, and one in Orange on May 28, according to police.

The suspect keeps his gun in his waistband wrapped in a bandana before flashing it.

On Thursday, July 24, the Anaheim PD asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, releasing two pictures taken from a surveillance video.

Police describe the suspect, who is believed to have acted alone in the armed robberies, as a Hispanic man in his 30s, between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet tall, and weighing between 170 and 200 pounds.

The suspect often wears a baseball cap with a red rim and a gray hooded sweatshirt, and has a tattoo behind his left ear

Witnesses reported seeing a light-colored, four-door vehicle fleeing the scene of one of the robberies. Police believe the car may belong to the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS, , or text OCCS and your tip to CRIMES (274637). Callers may remain anonymous.

The photographs of the suspect were taken from surveillance video on July 23.

A video of one of the robberies can be viewed here.