CORONA (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public’s help on Wednesday to identify two men who are responsible for robbing a gas station and multiple 7-Eleven stores in Corona.
According to the Corona Police Department, four armed robberies occurred within a six-hour time period from Monday night to Tuesday morning.
The first incident took place around 9:19 p.m. on Monday, at the USA Gas Station, located in the 1200 block of South Main Street.
Officers explained two male suspects entered the store and demanded money from the gas station clerk. During the robbery, one of the men kept his hand in his pocket and simulated a weapon.
Just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, the men confronted a 7-Eleven store clerk located in the 700 block of West Sixth Street, and demanded money from the cash register.
About two hours later, the same suspects returned to the store and robbed the same clerk of property.
Around 3:30 a.m., the fourth robbery was committed at 7-Eleven store, located in the 700 block of East Grand Boulevard.
According to the store clerk, two suspects entered the store and ordered him to the floor while they robbed a customer for his wallet. The suspects then forced open the register and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
Detectives described one suspect as a Hispanic man who is believed to be between the ages of 17 to 20-years-old, stands 5-feet-tall and weighs about 120 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, jeans and a red ski mask covering his face.
The second suspect was described as a Hispanic man who is believed to be between the ages of 17 to 19-years-old, stands 5-foot-7 tall and weighs about 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.
Authorities believe both men are responsible for all four robberies.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of either suspect has been urged to contact the Corona Police Department Hotline at (951) 817-5873