Robbery

Suspects Wanted for Commercial Armed Robbery

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Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

Investigators from the San Diego Police Department's Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in locating two suspects wanted for a commercial armed robbery of a Savers 99 Cents Store located in the Mid-City area of San Diego.   

On December 13, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Irene Lee and Ariel Burrus walked into the Savers 99 Cents Store located at 4129 University Avenue, in San Diego. Lee shoplifted several items while Burrus acted as a lookout for her.  Both suspects went to the checkout counter and Lee pretended as if she was going to pay for just one item. An employee blocked the exit of the store and demanded that Lee show him what she had taken. Neither Lee nor Burrus would cooperate. Burrus tried shoving her way past the employee, but was unsuccessful. Burrus then pulled out a small caliber revolver from the back of her waistband and pointed it at the back of the employee’s head. 

Burrus cocked back the hammer of the gun, and told the employee “let us go.” The employee was able to turn, tackle Burrus to the ground, and took the gun away from her. Lee tried kicking the employee while he was on the ground. Burrus demanded the gun back and told the employee that she will come back and kill him. The employee held onto the gun and both suspects left the store before police officers arrived. Investigators were able to identify both suspects from evidence recovered at the scene.  

Ariel Burrus
DOB: 9/18/1992 (25)
Black female
5’4” tall and weighs 140 lbs.  

Irene Lee
DOB: 10/31/1995 (22)
Black female
5’8” tall and weighs 130 lbs

Anyone with information on the location of the suspects is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.   Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to SDPD Robbery Lt. Eric Hays at (619) 533-5752 or email at ehays@pd.sandiego.gov.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org .

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Hot Prowl Burglary

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Central Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown male who is wanted for a residential hot prowl burglary that occurred in the Golden Hill area.

On October 31, 2017, at approximately 7:30 a.m., an adult female walked outside of her apartment located in the 1000 block of 20th Street and moved her vehicle. The female’s boyfriend was asleep inside the bedroom of the apartment. When the female walked back towards the stairs that lead to her apartment, she noticed a Hispanic male walking down the stairs.  She confronted the male and asked what he was doing. The male said he was looking for someone and walked away from her. The female then noticed the male had her boyfriend’s laptop bag strapped over his shoulder.   

The female ran into the apartment and told her boyfriend that they had just been burglarized. The boyfriend ran out of the apartment and after the suspect, but lost sight of him in 1900 block of Broadway, near the City College parking garage. The suspect stole several items from the apartment including a laptop bag, two laptops, a wallet, and an Omega watch. The total value of the items stolen was over $ 8,000.

Suspect’s Description:

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, in his early 20’s, thin build, wearing a black colored (possibly Armani Logo) jacket, blue jeans, and bright red tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call SDPD’s Central Division at (619) 744-9538 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Please visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org for information on how to send a web or cell phone app tip. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

  • Media inquiries about this case or Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or msherring@pd.sandiego.gov .

Suspect Wanted for Armed Robbery of Domino’s Pizza

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect wanted for a commercial armed robbery.

On July 18, 2017, at 11:35 a.m., a male suspect walked into the Domino’s Pizza store located at 2015 Garnet Avenue, in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. The suspect showed the employee a handgun that was placed in his front waistband and demanded money from the cash register. The employee complied and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect walked out of the store and then south onto Morrel Street.  

This suspect may be responsible for other armed robberies in the area. 

Suspect’s Description: 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, late 20’s to early 30’s, 5’9” to 5’10” tall, unshaven with slight acne scarring on his face, wearing a gray baseball cap, black jean pants and beige boots or tennis shoes. The suspect was armed with a black colored semi auto handgun in his front waistband. 

Unknown Suspect (from Domino’s Pizza store located at 2015 Garnet Avenue) 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous emails can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

  • Media inquiries about these cases can be directed to SDPD Robbery Lt. Eric Hays at (619) 533-5752 or email at ehays@pd.sandiego.gov .
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org .

Unknown Suspects Wanted for Robbery in Mira Mesa

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating    unknown suspects wanted for a robbery that occurred at a home in Mira Mesa.

On July 1, 2017, there was a party at a home located in the 7000 block of Embry Point, in Mira Mesa. Approximately 80 to 100 people attended the party; some were invited guest and others were not. The host of the party received a first response notice from the police. Shortly after the police left, the host ended the party and asked everyone to leave. A lot of new people showed up as the party was winding down. The host tried stopping an unknown group of four to six Black males from going into the home. A fight ensued that ultimately ended up inside the house. The host was beaten up and his wallet and iPhone were taken from him. The suspects left the house and got into two separate vehicles. One of the vehicles is believed to be a white Mazda 3. This vehicle was driven by an unknown race female and collided with a parked car on Embry Way before fleeing the scene. 

Suspects’ Descriptions:  

Four to six Black males in their 20s. Two of the suspects had dreadlocks. 

Vehicle Description: One of the vehicles was described as being a white Mazda 3. Pictures of this vehicle can be seen on Page 2 of the release.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects or suspects’ vehicle is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a
$1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. For information on how to send anonymous web tips and mobile tips please visit our website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to SDPD Robbery Lt. Eric Hays at (619) 533-5752 or email at ehays@pd.sandiego.gov
  •  Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org

Edgar Emilio Hernandez

DOB 3-21-89(28)
Hispanic male
5-0135 lbs
Black hairbrown eyes

Edgar Hernandez is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony warrant ($ 50,000) related to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Hernandez has previous convictions for robbery, DUI, and violation of parole.  Hernandez is known to frequent the North County area.

Unknown Suspect(s) Wanted for Robbery in the Gaslamp Area

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Central Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating unknown suspect(s) wanted for a robbery in the Gaslamp area.

On March 31, 2017, at about 2:25 a.m., an adult male victim was inside the Subway restaurant located at 950 5th Avenue, in San Diego. While inside the restaurant, the victim was speaking with a group of males whom he did not know. The victim walked out of the restaurant and headed northbound on 5th Avenue.  Shortly after walking out of the restaurant, the victim was punched once in his head rendering him unconscious. The suspect(s) stole the victim’s cell phone, watch, shoes, and cash. The victim suffered several abrasions to his face and head. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a brain bleed. 

A witness described seeing two Black males punching and kicking the victim while he was on the ground. The witness stated that both males were last seen running southbound on 5th Avenue. 

Investigators are hoping to identify four persons of interest in this case. They are not considered suspects at this time, but were seen speaking to the victim just prior to the robbery. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the persons of interest is asked to call the SDPD’s Central Division at (619) 744-9500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Sergeant Dean Thomas at (619) 744-9505 or email at dmthomas@pd.sandiego.gov.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.

Commercial Armed Robbery Series

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police
Department’s Robbery Unit and Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two unknown suspects wanted for commercial armed robberies in the City of San Diego and Spring Valley. 

This series includes 3 separate cases; however investigators are looking at other cases countywide to see if they are related. 

Case # 1 On April 6, 2017, at 9:25 p.m., an unknown adult male suspect (S-1) walked into the Market at the Ranch gas station and liquor store located at 10299 Scripps Trail, in San Diego. The suspect was armed with a black and silver colored handgun in his right hand and demanded the clerk open the cash register. The clerk attempted to open the register but was having difficulty.  The suspect was upset over the delay in opening the register and fired a round into the cigarette display case along the wall. The suspect then struck the clerk in the eye with the gun.  The clerk was eventually able to open the register and placed an undisclosed amount of cash into a black plastic bag that the suspect brought with him. 

The suspect then demanded the clerk open the safe. The clerk told the suspect he did not have the key to open the safe. The suspect fired another round off. The suspect again struck the clerk in the eye with the gun and also kicked the clerk. The suspect left the store and possibly got into a smaller silver colored SUV and fled the area. The clerk sustained minor injuries to his face.   

S-1 is described as a Black male, 5’7” to 6’0” tall, 165 lbs, with a mustache. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a black colored hooded sweatshirt and grey gloves.

S-1’s Vehicle is possibly a smaller silver colored SUV.


Case # 2 On April 19, 2017, 2:55 a.m., an unknown adult male suspect (S-1) entered the 7 Eleven located at 9365 Jamacha Boulevard, in Spring Valley.  S-1 was armed with a handgun and chambered a round as he approached the clerk. S-1 demanded money from the clerk as he struck the clerk in the face with the handgun. S-1 demanded the clerk place money inside a plastic bag and then struck the clerk a second time in the face with the handgun. S-1 struck the clerk in the face two more times with the handgun and fired a round into the ceiling during the robbery.

S-1 was described as a Light skinned Black male, wearing a red and black hooded sweater with a white deign (possibly a tag) on the upper back, and black pants.


Case # 3 On April 20, 2017, at 9:00 p.m., two unknown suspects walk into the Apollo Market located at 2327 Reo Drive, in San Diego. S-1 was armed with a black and silver colored handgun.  S-1 chambered a round in the gun and pointed it at both clerks while demanding they open the cash register. One of the two clerks ran towards the back of the store in fear of his life. The second suspect (S-2) walked into the store. S-1 walked behind the counter and attempted to open the cash register, but was unsuccessful. S-1 again pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money. S-2 also demanded cash from the clerk.  The clerk did not comply. Both suspects left the store without any money.   

S-1 is described as a Black male in his 20’s, medium to stalky build, wearing a dark blue hooded jacket with the hood drawn tight around his face, red rag or bandana on his face, black pants and black shoes.

S-2 is described as Black male, unknown age, about 5’6” tall, thin build, wearing a black hooded jacket with the hood drawn tight around his face, blue jeans with rips in them, and black over white tennis shoes.

***Photos of the suspects can be found on page 3 of this release.  A link to view a video of the robbery (Case # 1) can be found below. *** 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.  Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

  • Media inquiries about Cases # 1 and 3 can be directed to SDPD Robbery Sgt Bill Albrektsen at (619) 531-2661 or email at walbrektsen@pd.sandiego.gov.
  • Media inquiries about Case # 2 can be directed to Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s Station, Sgt Karla Menzies at (619) 660-7056 or email at karla.menzies@sdsheriff.org.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.

Scripps Ranch Armed Robbery Suspect

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

April 13, 2017 San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and commercial armed robbery in the Scripps Ranch area.

On April 6, 2017, at 9:25 p.m., an unknown adult male suspect walked into the Market at the Ranch gas station and liquor store located at 10299 Scripps Trail, in San Diego. The suspect was armed with a black and silver colored handgun in his right hand and demanded the clerk open the cash register. The clerk attempted to open the register but was having difficulty. The suspect was upset over the delay in opening the register and fired a round into the cigarette display case along the wall.  The suspect then struck the clerk in the eye with the gun. The clerk was eventually able to open the register and placed an undisclosed amount of cash into a black plastic bag that the suspect brought with him.

The suspect then demanded the clerk open the safe. The clerk told the suspect he did not have the key to open the safe.  The suspect fired another round off. The suspect again struck the clerk in the eye with the gun and also kicked the clerk. The suspect left the store and possibly got into a smaller silver colored SUV and fled the area. The clerk sustained minor injuries to his face.      

Suspect’s Description: is described as a Black male, 5’7” to 6’0” tall, 165 lbs, with a mustache. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a black colored hooded sweatshirt and grey gloves.

Suspects’ Vehicle is possibly a smaller silver colored SUV. 


Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.

Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

Media inquiries about this case can be directed to SDPD Robbery Lt. Eric Hays at (619) 533-5752 or email at ehays@pd.sandiego.gov.

Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.

Suspect Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

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an Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Santee Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with multiple robberies and assault with a deadly weapon.  

On February 28, 2017 at approximately 12:40 pm, a White male subject concealed a camera from Best Buy located at 8401 Fletcher Parkway, La Mesa. When confronted by Loss Prevention the suspect pulled out a hatchet and said, “Want to get hit with a hatchet.” The suspect then fled in a brown four door Buick.

On March 12, 2017 at about 00:10 am, an unknown White male adult took multiple items from the Walmart store located at 13487 Camino Canada in unincorporated El Cajon. As the male exited the store he drew what appeared to be a black Glock style handgun from his waistband, pointed it at a manager and stated, "Do you want to do this the hard way or the easy way." The suspect walked around the manager towards the exit doors where he fired the gun several times at him. The gun was believed to be a CO2 type BB handgun. The suspect fled in an older model silver Buick type vehicle. At least two stolen items were identified as BB gun rifles. 

On March 12, 2017 at about 11:00 pm, an unknown White male entered the Wal-Mart located at 170 Town Center Parkway in Santee. The male attempted to flee the store when he was confronted by the Assistant Manager. While attempting to leave, the male took out a BB gun from his backpack and fired multiple BB rounds at the assistant manager. The BB rounds missed the manager but hit a different employee in the shoulder. The employee sustained no injuries from the BB gun. The unknown male exited the store and fled the scene in his vehicle which was described as a brown sedan. The unknown male left a wallet inside the shopping cart he was using to select items with which belonged to a victim of identity theft. The victim's credit cards were later used at three places in the City of San Diego. 

If you recognize the suspect call the Santee Sheriff’s Station at (619) 956-4000 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org   

Convenience Store Armed Robbery Series

 

 “Two Shotguns and a Pistol” Robbery Series 

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 


February 24, 2017 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit and Escondido’s Crimes of Violence Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two unknown suspects wanted for a series of commercial armed robberies targeting convenience stores. 

On February 6th and 9th, 2017, there were a total of 4 separate armed robberies to convenience stores in both San Diego and Escondido. Investigators believe these cases are related. The suspects entered the businesses armed with shotguns and or a pistol and demanded money from the clerk. The suspects placed the money into backpacks they brought with them. The suspects were seen fleeing the businesses in a black colored four door sedan. 

Cases: 

1. 2/6/2017 2:10 a.m., Circle K Mobile 11898 Rancho Bernardo Rd, San Diego 

2. 2/6/2017 2:39 a.m., AM/PM 100 La Terraza Blvd, Escondido 

3. 2/9/2017 2:20 a.m., Shell Gas Station 9840 Miramar Rd, San Diego 

4. 2/9/2017 2:50 a.m., 7-Eleven 10505 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego 

Suspect # 1 is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30-years-old, 5’8” to 6’0” tall, 150 to 180 lbs, medium build, dark hair, brown eyes, mustache, wearing dark clothing, a black mask, and red gloves. 

Suspect # 2 is described as a Hispanic male, 20-years-old, 5’6” to 5’8” tall, 150 to 180 lbs, wearing black pants, black hooded sweatshirt with a red and black logo on the left chest and white draw strings attached to the hood, black mask, black baseball cap, black shoes with white soles, and black gloves. 

Suspects’ Vehicle is described as a black colored four door sedan. 

***Photos of the suspects can be found on page 2 of this release. *** 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

• Media inquiries about this case can be directed to SDPD Robbery Lt. Eric Hays at (619) 533-5752 or email at ehays@pd.sandiego.gov. 

• Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.

Larry Bornell Jones

DOB3/20/87(29)
Black male
5-9150 lbs
Black hairbrown eyes

Larry Jones is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony warrant ($150,000) for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.  Jones has previous convictions for felony battery, parole violation, assault with a deadly weapon, felony evading, and for possession and transportation of a controlled substance.  Jones is known to frequent Southeast San Diego and specifically the Skyline Neighborhood.