Two juveniles, 19-year-old Temecula resident suspect of two robberies in Lake Elsinore

Two juveniles and a 19-year-old Temecula resident are suspected of two robberies that occurred today in the City of Lake Elsinore.

The first robbery was reported at 12:45 a.m. at the Circle K on Grand Avenue. According to the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, one victim reported being robbed by two unidentified males, one of which pointed a gun at him. Money and alcohol were taken from the establishment, according to Sergeant Robert Thomas. Both suspects fled the scene on foot.

During a canvass of the area, a second robbery was reported at 1:27 a.m. at the ARCO/am-pm located in the 29000 Block of Central Avenue. One victim reported that a male wearing a grey sweatshirt and khaki pants entered the store and pointed a gun at him. The suspect fled on foot and entered a grey Porsche.

An extensive search was conducted and a vehicle matching the description was located in a nearby business complex. Two suspects, one which matched the description of a suspect from the Circle K robbery, and a firearm were located in the vehicle.

During the investigation, it was learned there was a third suspect. He was later located at a residence in Lake Elsinore and arrested without incident.

Two suspects were identified as juveniles and booked into Juvenile Hall. The third suspect was identified as 19-year-old Raul Aparicio. Aparicio was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and second-degree robbery, according to jail records. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 29.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Deputy Villaescusa or Deputy Nguyendo at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at 951-245-3300.


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