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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Robbery Series

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Robbery Serires
Station Area:San Jacinto
Written Date:March 16, 2020Time:3:30 PM
Incident Date:March 3, 9, and 16, 2020Time:Early morning hours
Incident Location:San Jacinto
Reporting Officer:Sergeant James Burton
File Number(s):I200630006, I200690008, I200760006



Details: 

On March 3, 2020, at 2:05 A.M., deputies from the San Jacinto Station responded to a Castaneda’s Mexican Food Restaurant in San Jacinto in reference to a report of an armed robbery. The investigation revealed a subject wearing a hooded sweater and face mask had brandished a firearm and robbed the cashier at gunpoint. The suspect fled from the location to a waiting vehicle and drove away.

On March 9, 2020, at 3:11 A.M., deputies from the San Jacinto Station responded to a Denny’s Restaurant in San Jacinto in reference to a report of an armed robbery. The investigation revealed two subjects wearing hooded sweaters and face masks had entered the restaurant. One suspect brandished a firearm, while the other brandished a knife. The two suspects robbed the employees and fled the scene.

On March 16, 2020, at 2:04 A.M., deputies from the San Jacinto Station responded to a 7-11 Convenience Store in San Jacinto in reference to a report of an armed robbery. The investigation revealed two subjects wearing hooded sweaters and face masks had entered the store. One suspect brandished a firearm, while the other brandished a knife. The two suspects robbed the cashier at gunpoint and fled from the scene to a gray Mercedes that was waiting nearby. Deputies located the vehicle in a nearby residential area contacted and detained the three occupants. Deputies observed a replica firearm in plain view under the front passenger seat, as well as a knife, facemasks and stolen property.

The occupants were identified as a 15-year-old black male juvenile, a 16-year-old Hispanic male juvenile, and 18-year-old white male adult Ocean Muller, all residents of San Jacinto. The two juveniles were booked into Juvenile Hall, Muller was booked into county jail. All three have been charged with Robbery, False Imprisonment, Kidnapping, and Conspiracy.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the safety of the community and will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Investigator Martinez or Deputy Farag at the Hemet Sheriff’s Station at (951) 791-3400 and the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station can be reached at (951) 654-2702. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005 or WeTip.com

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Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please visit our recruiting page or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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