Police Search For Masked Robbers In 2 Garden Grove Incidents

GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA.com) — Suspects in two armed robberies that happened within a few blocks of one another in Garden Grove are being sought by police, but it’s not known if the incidents are related.

The first robbery was reported at 9:28 p.m. Monday in the 14000 block of Euclid Street, where a male victim said he was sitting in his car waiting for a girlfriend to get off work when he was approached by two men in hooded sweatshirts and masks, Garden Grove police Sgt. Vincente Vaicaro said.

The suspects got into the car and robbed victim at gunpoint, taking his iPhone 6 and other items, Vaicaro said. They fled on foot.

About a half hour later, officers were dispatched to the 13500 block of Shirley Street to investigate a report of another robbery. The officers found a male victim who said he was there to purchase an iPhone 7 from a stranger.

The victim met with the supposed seller, a white or light-skinned Hispanic male in his late teens with short curly brown hair, who was accompanied by three others in dark clothes and zombie masks, Vacairo said. The masked men were armed, two with handguns and the third with a shotgun.

The suspects fled the scene after the man posing as the seller took the victim’s money, Vacairo said.

No one was injured in either incident.

Anyone with information on either of the robberies was asked to call Garden Grove police Lt. Tom Da Re at (714) 741-5786.

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