On November 27, 2020, at about 7:20 PM, patrol Deputies responded to a report of a robbery in the 400 Block of E. Lakeshore Drive, in the City of Lake Elsinore. Two victims reported being robbed by five to six unidentified Hispanic males, two of which, pointed guns at them. Personal property was taken from both victims during the robbery.

An extensive search was conducted by Deputies and a subject matching the description of one of the suspects was located in a nearby residential area. When the Deputy tried to contact the suspect, the suspect ran from the Deputy. During the foot pursuit, the suspect dropped what appeared to be a handgun. It was recovered by an assisting Deputy and later identified as a Pellet / BB gun resembling a real pistol.

The suspect was positively identified and taken into custody. The suspect was identified as a 16 year-old Hispanic Male resident of Wildomar. The suspect will be booked into Juvenile Hall on a Robbery charge.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy O’Steen 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.

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

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