Santa Ana police Wednesday released video of an armed shakedown robbery in hopes it will generate tips leading to the arrests of four suspects.
The robbery occurred just after noon Nov. 20 in the 200 block of East 17th Street.
The suspects arrived at the location in a Ford Explorer, which was parked behind the business, police said. Two of the suspects tried to sell jewelry to an employee of the store before another gun-wielding suspect demanded “rent,” police said.
The victim was ordered onto the ground and was assaulted while two other suspects came in through a back door to help with the robbery, police said.
The robbers took cash, merchandise and the employee’s wallet, police said.
One of the suspects, 28-year-old Orlando Gilbert Arballo, was arrested a day after the robbery, police said.
Arballo was out on bail on charges stemming from a June 25 robbery, according to court records. He pleaded not guilty to four counts of robbery and a count of possession of a firearm by a felon, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. He is also facing sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a gun and gang activity.
One suspect in the Nov. 20 robbery was described as a man who is 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9, weighing 150 to 170 pounds. The getaway driver was 26 to 36 years old and weighs about 200 to 220 pounds.
Police were also seeking for two female suspects.
Anyone with information was asked to call 714-245-8362 or email DGreaver@santa-ana.org. Orange County Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips at 855-TIP-OCCS.
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