Suspects At Large In Daytime Robbery At 98-Cent Discount Store

ORANGE (CBS) — Two armed robbers  in a brazen daytime holdup of a discount store in Orange County were still at large on Wednesday, authorities said.

The holdup took place in front of customers at the 98-Cent discount store at 8041 Cerritos Ave. in Stanton at about 3 p.m. Saturday, according to Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.

One of the suspects approached a clerk from behind with a knife, as the other closed in on her from the front, Amormino said.

“She was so scared she ran out and almost bumped into one of the suspects,” Amormino said.

The robbers took the entire cash register and fled, Amormino said.

“It was a very busy Saturday afternoon and they did this in front of a lot of people,” Amormino said.

The suspects were described as Latino men in their late 20s, Amormino said.

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