Tustin police release images of armed robbery suspect
Officers continued to search for a robbery suspect who pointed a gun at Tustin liquor store employee in March, and asked for the public’s help in identifying him on Monday, April 8.
At least two male suspects walked into One Stop Liquor, 14252 Newport Ave., took cases of beer from the store and attempted to leave without paying on Saturday, March 16, according to a news release from the Tustin Police Department. It said a physical altercation took place when an employee confronted the group in the parking lot. One of the people involved in the scuffle brandished a handgun before the suspects fled in an older model, dark colored Acura SUV.
The employee suffered minor injuries during the fight, but no shots were fired.
Police released images from surveillance footage of the robbery, and asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspects. Anyone with information that might aid investigators can call Tustin Police Detective Cossack at 714-573-3269, or the watch commander at 714-573-3220. Anonymous tips can also be left with Orange County Crime Stoppers by dialing 855-847-6227 or visiting ocrimestoppers.org.