Warrant out for 13 suspected of robbing 7-Eleven, leaving on party bus
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Police have obtained arrests warrants for 13 people in connection with a Jan. 7 flash mob style robbery at a 7-Eleven store in Huntington Beach.
The suspects, who belong to the Los Angeles-based Bounty Hunters Bloods gang, got on to a party bus after the robbery, said Officer Jennifer Marlatt.
Those wanted by police include Donald Byrd, Dameon Jackson, Earl Bernard Jackson, Gilvon LeeMarr Johnson, Troy Locklin, Aaron Phillips, Donell Powell, Fredrick Marlanski, Anthony Deshawn Tiffith, Demetrius Webster, Andre Williams, Wynzel Worthan and Ronshad Yancey.
Detectives have already arrested 11 people on various offenses, including weapons violations, in connection with the heist, Marlatt said.
On Jan. 7 at 11:08 p.m. police received a call from a witness regarding a strong-arm robbery occurring at the 7-Eleven at 706 Pacific Coast Highway, Marlatt said.
The witness said a very large group went into the store stealing items while others in the group pushed and shoved the clerk, she said.
The group then got onto a private party bus that drove north on Pacific Coast Highway. Officers stopped the bus a short distance away, Marlatt said.
There were about 80 people on the bus, requiring Huntington Beach police to request assistance from Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Seal Beach and Laguna Beach police departments, she said.
Seven loaded handguns were recovered on the bus and officers arrested two passengers on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy.
All other passengers on the bus were interviewed and released. An investigation into the robbery is ongoing, Marlatt said.
Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to call the Huntington Beach Police Department at 714-960-8811. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227).