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Shotgun-Wielding Suspects Wanted For Robberies Throughout Orange County

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One of three suspects wanted for a string of armed robberies. (credit: Tustin Police Department)

One of three suspects wanted for a string of armed robberies. (credit: Tustin Police Department)

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TUSTIN (CBS) — The Tustin Police Department is asking the public’s help to identify three men who have allegedly committed a string of armed robberies throughout Orange County.

The trio struck on Tuesday.

Two masked men — the third waiting in the getaway car — entered the Heritage Liquor Store in the city of Tustin.

The first suspect reportedly pointed a shotgun at the clerk. The two men demanded cash and alcohol.

Police said they fled in a dark-colored sedan.

Authorities believe the same three men have committed similar robberies in Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Garden Grove and Buena Park.

The first suspect was described as a male Hispanic, early 20s, 6 feet tall and about 230 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt or jacket, a black baseball cap, a black bandana covering his face, black pants and black shoes.

The second suspect was described as a make Hispanic, early 20s, 6 feet tall and about 175 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white shoes.

No description was given for the getaway driver.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Kirwan at 714-573-3249. Callers can remain anonymous.

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