SANTA ANA — The police department is asking for help identifying two men who robbed two businesses within five minutes of each other on Wednesday, May 17, authorities said.
The two suspects first entered a Motel 6 at 1623 E. 1st St. at about 7:15 p.m. They enter the main lobby, jumped the lobby desk, and brandished a knife, demanding that the clerk give them the money in the cash register, according to a report.
The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and headed south to a 76 Gas Station at 1502 E. Edinger Ave.
They arrived in a black Toyota 2005 Rav 4 and entered the station and bought $10 worth of gas. They demanded cigarettes and when the clerk asked them for identification, the suspects demanded that the clerk open the cash register, according to the report.
Fearing that the suspects were armed, the clerk opened up the register and the suspects walked around to the back of the desk and took an undisclosed amount of money themselves.
The first suspect is described as an 18- to 20-year-old Hispanic man standing about 5-foot-2 and weighing 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white Adidas baseball hat and gray “Primitive” brand jacket.
The second suspect is an 18- to 20-year-old Hispanic man standing about 6 feet tall and weighing between 180-200 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-855-847-6227.