Santa Ana police Wednesday booked a man accused of fleeing a violent 7-Eleven store robbery on a skateboard.
Joshua Andrew Castro, 31, was booked on suspicion of robbery. Police identified him as their suspect on Tuesday, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Castro was already in jail when police booked him on the robbery, which happened just after 9 a.m. Feb. 24 at a 7-Eleven convenience store at 2600 N. Bristol St., Bertagna said.
Castro, who was arrested last month by Anaheim police, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to possession of a deadly weapon, possession or receipt of forged items, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors, according to court records. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail for the crimes that happened a day after Christmas last year, according to court records.
Castro “became aggressive” with a clerk when he did not have enough money to pay for what he wanted at the 7-Eleven, police said. He struck the clerk when he tried to grab the selected items, attacked the clerk and stole more items off the counter, including a tray of lottery tickets, police said.
The suspect was seen westbound on a skateboard on Memory Lane.
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