Garden Grove

Help sought in finding gunman

GARDEN GROVE police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect or suspects involved in robberies at an adult bookstore (Shutterstock).

The public’s help is being sought in identifying a suspect in one or more armed robberies outside an adult bookstore in Garden Grove.



According to Lt. Carl Whitney of the GGPD, the latest occurred on Aug. 21 at the Garden of Eden, 12061 Garden Grove Blvd., (west of Harbor Blvd.) at 6:25 a.m.

A male suspect confronted the victim and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at him. The suspect took the victim’s money and ran away. He fled to an adjacent parking lot and drove off in what was described as an “older” dark Toyota Camry.

The suspect was described as a male Hispanic, 6-feet tall, and 175 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the word “Cali” on the front.

Employees at the business provided the GGPD with a photo of a “person of interest” and believe he is the same suspect responsible for that robbery and additional unreported robberies at the same location. The person of interest photo shows a male adult with a shaved head standing next to a bicycle.

Anyone who has been a victim of a similar robbery or has information about the suspect is requested to call Detective Jim Franks at (714) 741-5836. The case number is 20043848.

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