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February 15, 2012
Two men were booked into the Huntington Beach jail Feb. 9 on suspicion of robbing Hashigo Sushi on Main Street a week ago. A description of a pick-up truck that fled the scene led police to a suspect wanted on suspicion of three separate robberies in Long Beach, according to Huntington Beach Police Lt. Mitch O'Brien. A witness of the Huntington Beach robbery said the robber was armed with a gun. Authorities suspect Anthony Lee Bearden, 26, and Tad Lauren Bennett, 27, both of Long Beach, were involved in the Huntington Beach robbery, O'Brien said.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 9, 2013
Police are searching for three men who they said stole cash from a hotel Monday night. The armed robbery took place around 10:08 p.m. at the Comfort Suites, 16301 Beach Blvd. Two of the suspects entered the hotel wearing ski masks — one was armed with a hand gun and another with a crowbar, Huntington Beach Police Lt. Mitch O'Brien said. Police said a hotel guest was threatened by the men, who demanded the hotel clerk give them cash. The robbers fled in a gray sedan driven by the third suspect, O'Brien said.
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February 5, 2014
Fountain Valley police have linked a Cypress man arrested last month on suspicion of burglary to multiple robberies in Orange County. Brandon Bibbs, 19, was taken into custody Jan. 18 after allegedly being involved in a robbery of a liquor store on the 18000 block of Magnolia Street in Fountain Valley that night, according to a news release. Also arrested were Shakial Boulton, 20, of Cypress, and Jordan Morua, 21, of La Palma. Authorities later linked Bibbs to previous armed robberies in Huntington Beach and Anaheim and two other robberies at the same Fountain Valley liquor store, the release said.
NEWS
December 15, 2010
A Huntington Beach woman pleaded not guilty Friday to trying to rob a man who backed out of a deal to pay her money for sex. Megan Miko Wachi, 22, and her boyfriend Michael Alexander Diaz, 21, of Fountain Valley, were charged with felony conspiracy to commit a robbery and attempted robbery, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Diaz has not been arraigned and no court date has been set, according to public records. He has a warrant out for his arrest until he is released from the hospital, according to the district attorney's office.
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March 21, 2012
Police have identified two men suspected of robbing a credit union in Huntington Beach on Saturday. Philip Corry allegedly entered NuVision Federal Credit Union, 20100 Magnolia St., at 2 p.m. and demanded money, said Lt. Mitch O'Brien. He received an unknown amount of money and left the bank, where Christopher Thompson was allegedly waiting for him in a car. The two fled and were arrested in Fountain Valley shortly after the robbery, said Lt. Brian Seitz. No one was injured.
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December 1, 2010
Officials are asking the public's help to identify two men accused of robbing a Huntington Beach man Saturday on the street. The two males are both described as Hispanic and in their 20s, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department's Facebook page . One of the men was around 5-foot-4 and 120 pounds and wearing a gray sweatshirt. The second man was about 5-foot-8 with a heavier build and wearing a green hooded sweatshirt. The men are accused of approaching a Huntington Beach man as he was walking home at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday near Beach Boulevard and Cypress Drive.
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By Michael Miller | October 17, 2012
Police are seeking two men who allegedly robbed a Huntington Beach jewelry store using guns and ski masks, along with a woman who allegedly served as their getaway driver Wednesday afternoon. At 12:43 p.m., the men entered Isabella's Fine Jewelry at 16917 Algonquin St., Unit C and held employees at gunpoint while smashing display cases, according to a release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. Lt. Chad Nichols said store employees apparently answered the door for the woman, after which the men came inside.
NEWS
December 27, 2001
A male transient who allegedly robbed a pie shop at gunpoint and drove a stolen car was in custody Monday, Huntington Beach Police said. Paul Huisinga, 39, was booked into the Huntington Beach jail on charges of armed robbery, hit-and-run and possession of a stolen vehicle after stealing $800 in cash from Polly Pies, at 9791 Adams Ave. at about 4 p.m., said Huntington Beach Police Lt. Bruce Kelly. Huisinga brandished a handgun demanding money and fled in a light colored Lincoln Continental with Michigan license plates that police eventually found to be a stolen car from Long Beach, Kelly said.
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By Candice Baker | May 13, 2009
Police arrested a man just one hour after he allegedly walked out of a Huntington Beach bank this week with about $20,000 in cash. Authorities took Patrick Murphy, 53, into custody about 2 p.m. Monday. Murphy was described by authorities as a transient local to the Orange County area. Murphy entered the Comerica Bank at 17011 Beach Blvd. at 1:06 p.m. and verbally demanded money from a bank teller, authorities said. Police were notified two minutes later by a robbery alarm from the bank.
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February 5, 2014
Fountain Valley police have linked a Cypress man arrested last month on suspicion of burglary to multiple robberies in Orange County. Brandon Bibbs, 19, was taken into custody Jan. 18 after allegedly being involved in a robbery of a liquor store on the 18000 block of Magnolia Street in Fountain Valley that night, according to a news release. Also arrested were Shakial Boulton, 20, of Cypress, and Jordan Morua, 21, of La Palma. Authorities later linked Bibbs to previous armed robberies in Huntington Beach and Anaheim and two other robberies at the same Fountain Valley liquor store, the release said.
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January 9, 2014
Huntington Beach police said Tuesday that they are looking for a man suspected of robbing a grocery store bank. About 10:24 a.m. Monday, a man approached the Wells Fargo Bank counter in the Ralphs store near Garfield Avenue and Goldenwest Street and passed a note to a teller demanding money, a news release said. He made off with an undisclosed sum of cash, the release said. The FBI and the Huntington Beach Police Department are investigating. Police are asking that anyone with information about the incident call Det. G. Kim at (714)
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 9, 2013
Police are searching for three men who they said stole cash from a hotel Monday night. The armed robbery took place around 10:08 p.m. at the Comfort Suites, 16301 Beach Blvd. Two of the suspects entered the hotel wearing ski masks — one was armed with a hand gun and another with a crowbar, Huntington Beach Police Lt. Mitch O'Brien said. Police said a hotel guest was threatened by the men, who demanded the hotel clerk give them cash. The robbers fled in a gray sedan driven by the third suspect, O'Brien said.
NEWS
July 25, 2012
A 52-year-old transient was arrested Thursday on suspicion of robbing a Huntington Beach bank, police said. The Police Department received a call at 12:59 p.m. about a bank robbery that had just occurred at the Union Bank at 16141 Beach Blvd. A man entered the bank and demanded cash while threatening that he had a weapon, then made off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to a news release from the department. Officers arrested David Hill, who matched the description of the suspect, in a neighboring shopping center.
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By Mona Shadia | May 23, 2012
A Huntington Beach man was found guilty Monday of beating and causing the death of a World War II veteran during a robbery on Veterans Day in 2003. A jury found John Kirk McKinney, 30, guilty of the second-degree murder of Cecil Warren, 77, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. McKinney's co-defendant, Curtis James Hill, 29, also of Huntington Beach, was found guilty Nov. 1 of special-circumstances murder in the commission of a robbery, and he was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole.
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March 21, 2012
Police have identified two men suspected of robbing a credit union in Huntington Beach on Saturday. Philip Corry allegedly entered NuVision Federal Credit Union, 20100 Magnolia St., at 2 p.m. and demanded money, said Lt. Mitch O'Brien. He received an unknown amount of money and left the bank, where Christopher Thompson was allegedly waiting for him in a car. The two fled and were arrested in Fountain Valley shortly after the robbery, said Lt. Brian Seitz. No one was injured.
NEWS
February 15, 2012
Two men were booked into the Huntington Beach jail Feb. 9 on suspicion of robbing Hashigo Sushi on Main Street a week ago. A description of a pick-up truck that fled the scene led police to a suspect wanted on suspicion of three separate robberies in Long Beach, according to Huntington Beach Police Lt. Mitch O'Brien. A witness of the Huntington Beach robbery said the robber was armed with a gun. Authorities suspect Anthony Lee Bearden, 26, and Tad Lauren Bennett, 27, both of Long Beach, were involved in the Huntington Beach robbery, O'Brien said.
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