Armed Robbery at Gas Station


Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Brandon Mullins

File # MA231580045


On June 7, 2023, at 9:23 PM, Lake Mathews Station deputies were dispatched to an armed robbery in the 3800 block of McKinley Street, Home Gardens. A Hispanic male, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and blue face mask, entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded money from the register. The suspect fled the store and was seen entering a waiting black SUV. With the assistance of Riverside Police Department’s Air Unit (Air-1) the suspect vehicle was located in the area of Cajalco Expressway and Brown Steet in Mead Valley. Deputies assigned to the Perris Station conducted a vehicle stop and detained two juveniles, one armed with a handgun. Lake Mathews deputies were able to identify the two juveniles as being the suspects in the robbery and were arrested. Additional evidence at the scene was located possibly connecting both juvenile suspects with two other armed robberies that occurred at two businesses within the Riverside Police Department’s jurisdiction at the 3800 block of Pierce Street and 1100 block of University Avenue, in the city of Riverside.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Dorrough or Investigator Hardin at the Lake Mathews Station by calling 951-272-5600.

Anyone with information on the robberies that occurred at the 3800 block of Pierce Street and 1100 block of University Avenue, in the city of Riverside, is encouraged to call Riverside Police Detective Cruz at 951–353–7135.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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