LAGUNA HILLS (CBSLA.com) — An Orange County serial robber who has a penchant of expressing remorse, struck again Friday after being dormant for eight months.
Officials say the man held up a Shell station in Laguna Hills around 4:45 a.m.
The masked man robbed the station located in the 2300 block of Lake Forest Drive, according to OC Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock.
The ever-apologetic thief wielded a small black handgun, demanded cash and fled.
The suspect dressed in his usual attire of black Converse sneakers, black mask and black framed glasses worn over the mask.
During the commission of his robberies, the suspect “always apologizes to the clerk,” Hallock said.
Investigators say the man had previously robbed four or five gas stations and convenience stores in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and San Clemente.
Before this morning, the apologetic suspect hadn’t struck for about eight months ago, Hallock said.
“We haven’t heard from him,” he said.
In one of the holdups, the suspect said he had been recently fired from a 7-Eleven, but investigators could not corroborate the claim, Hallock said.
The suspect is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 170 pounds and is 20-22 years old with a small build.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.