Garden Grove

Armed robbery suspect is arrested

AN ARMED ROBBERY suspect was arrested by Garden Grove police.

UPDATE:  The burglary suspect arrested earlier today has been identified by police as Ty Minghat Phan, 23, a Garden Grove resident.

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The suspect in an armed robbery at the city’s northern edge was later arrested in a separate incident in Garden Grove’s major commercial district.

According to the GGPD, just before midnight on Wednesday, police received a report of a robbery at the K&M Liquor, 9510 Katella Ave. A man had entered the store, removed a semi-automatic pistol from his waistband and demanded money from the clerk.

Five hundred dollars in cash was handed over and the suspect fled on foot headed in a southbound direction.

However, at 1:15 a.m. on Thursday – just a little over an hour later – police responded to a report of a man “brandishing a handgun” in the area of Brookhurst Street and Chapman Avenue. He was located and matched the description of the suspect from the earlier robbery.

The man was in possession of a loaded firearm and was positively identified, according to police. He was arrested and booked into Orange County Jail for armed robbery.

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