Garden Grove murder suspects
The suspects (right) and their getaway vehicle, an SUV that appears to be a Nissan Xterra with a roof rack. Photo: Garden Grove Police Department

Police want your help in the hunt for the killers of a “happy” ATM user in Garden Grove, and newly released security video shows images of a vehicle and two suspects.

 

“He’s up there doing his business and 60 seconds later he’s confronted by these two criminals, thugs,” Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said.

Police estimate there may have been up to 100 people in and around the bank branch when the shooting occurred, Whitney said.

Surveillance video indicates murder victim Minh Le Anh Pham, 35, “seemed happy making his bank transaction,” before he was confronted by two suspects, Whitney said Tuesday.

Witnesses said there did not appear to be any physical altercation with the two suspects. They recalled hearing the three exchange words, and then shots rang out, Whitney said.

Pham worked at a business within walking distance of the automated teller machine at the Bank of America branch at 13952 Brookhurst St. where he went to withdraw cash just after 10 p.m. on Aug. 6, said Whitney.

Pham had recently moved to Garden Grove from Arizona, Whitney said.

The suspects (right) and their getaway vehicle, an SUV that appears to be a Nissan Xterra with a roof rack. Photo: Garden Grove Police Department

It appeared from surveillance video that the suspects were driving around the bank’s parking lot in a silver SUV with a roof rack, waiting for a potential victim, Whitney said.

The SUV appears to be a Nissan Xterra with a black hood, he said, adding that the black hood could be an after-market addition or may have been painted as the result of recent body work.

Anyone with information about the vehicle, the suspects or the crime was urged to call Garden Grove police homicide detectives at (714) 741-5422.

–City News Service

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