Two males have been arrested in reference to a collection of robberies at 7-Elevens in Southern California that left two folks useless and three extra wounded.
Orange County District Legal professional Todd Spitzer and the Brea, Santa Ana, La Habra, and Riverside will collect for a press convention afterward Friday night to debate the arrests and the state of the investigation into the crime spree.
Police within the space had been trying to find a gunman who was the suspect in six robberies. It isn’t presently identified whether or not that particular person has been arrested or who the second particular person arrested is.
The robberies all happened July 11 — or 7/11, the corporate’s anniversary — in Brea, Santa Ana, Ontario, Upland, Riverside and La Habra over a 5 hour interval. Police in quite a few the affected municipalities stated within the aftermath of the assault that they imagine the entire robberies have been perpetrated by the identical particular person. It isn’t but identified what the motivation for the assaults was, or whether or not the date had any specific significance.
The worst of the violence got here in Brea, the place 40-year-old clerk Matthew Hirsch was shot and killed, and Santa Ana, the place 24-year-old Matthew Rule was killed within the retailer’s parking zone. A buyer was additionally shot within the head throughout the theft on the Riverside location, whereas two folks have been shot throughout the theft in La Habra.
The string of assaults triggered such alarm that 7-Eleven’s father or mother firm requested shops within the Los Angeles space to think about closing early that evening.
The investigation into the assaults, spanning a number of jurisdictions, has been ongoing all week. On Wednesday, 7-Eleven provided a $100,000 reward for info resulting in an arrest and conviction within the case, although it isn’t clear whether or not the arrests made on Friday have any reference to the prize cash on supply.
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