RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Station Area:||Lake Elsinore|
|Written Date:||January 27, 2021||Time:||6:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||January 27, 2021||Time:||12:45 AM|
|Incident Location:|| 17000 Block of Grand Ave and 29000 Block of Central Ave. in the area of Lake Elsinore|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Robert Thomas|
|File Number(s):||F210270001 / L210270005|
On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 12:45 AM, patrol Deputies responded to a report of a robbery at the Circle K located in the 17000 Block of Grand Ave, in the city of Lake Elsinore. One victim reported being robbed by two unidentified males, one of which, pointed a gun at him. Money and alcohol were taken from the establishment. Both suspects fled the scene on foot.
During a canvass of the area, a second robbery was reported at 1:27 AM at the ARCO/AMPM located in the 29000 Block of Central Ave., in the City of Lake Elsinore. One victim reported a male wearing a grey sweatshirt and khaki pants entered the store and pointed a gun at him. The suspect fled on foot and entered a grey Porsche Boxer.
An extensive search was conducted and a vehicle matching the description was located in a nearby business complex. Two suspects, one which matched the description of a suspect from the Circle K robbery, as well as a firearm were located in the vehicle. During the investigation, it was learned there was a third suspect. He was later located in a residence, where he was contacted and arrested without incident.
The suspects were positively identified and taken into custody. Two suspects were identified as juveniles and booked into Juvenile Hall on a Robbery charge. The third suspect was identified as 19-year-old, Raul Aparicio who resides in the City of Temecula.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Villaescusa and Deputy Nguyendo at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.
As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.
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