Five suspects from Riverside were arrested in an attempted armed robbery in Garden Grove Thursday night.
According to Sgt. Mark Lord of the GGPD, the incident took place around 7:10 p.m. in the 13400 block of Euclid Street between Trask Avenue and Century Boulevard.
The robbery try took place in a parking lot where two victims – identified as a male juvenile and a male adult, both Garden Grove residents – were seeking to buy a cell phone from suspects they had contacted though a website.
During the exchange, two of the suspects displayed firearms and demanded money. The victims ran into a nearby business and as they were fleeing, one of them said he heard two shots being fired. The suspects then fled.
A suspect vehicle was identified and located shortly thereafter in the 1700 block of Caroleen in Anaheim. Anaheim and Garden Grove police made a vehicle stop and arrested the five for conspiracy to commit robbery.
Two replica Airsoft firearms were located in the suspect vehicle. Police believe the same suspects were involved in a robbery the previous day in Anaheim.
The identities of the five were withheld by police, but involved three adults and two juveniles.
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