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Suspects Charged in Doughnut Shop Robbery

First published in the Dec. 24 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Two men who were arrested recently in connection with an early morning armed robbery of a doughnut shop have been charged in the case, authorities said.
The incident occurred on Dec. 9 at about 4:10 a.m., according to a Burbank Police Department statement. Officers responded to Donut Prince, located at 1721 W. Olive Ave., regarding a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The store’s clerk told police that two men entered the store and that one pointed a gun at him while demanding money. Fearing for his life, the victim complied with the demands and handed over money from the cash register.
The victim provided officers with a description of the suspects and a vehicle, as well as surveillance video of the incident, the BPD said. Officers conducted a search for the two suspects but did not locate them.
Investigators reviewed the surveillance video, which provided footage of the suspects and their vehicle. At about 2 p.m. on Dec. 15, Burbank detectives located the suspects, as well as the vehicle depicted in the surveillance video, in Moreno Valley. Investigators stopped and detained the two suspects.
A search of the suspects and their vehicle revealed evidence linking them to the robbery at Donut Prince, the BPD said. Detectives also found six catalytic converters suspected of being stolen and learned the vehicle was reported stolen, the department added.
Detectives are looking into the possibility that the suspects are responsible for additional crimes in surrounding cities.
The suspects have been identified as two 27-year-old men from Moreno Valley. Both were arrested and booked for robbery, a felony, as well as other felonies.
The case has been presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which filed one count of robbery against the pair. Both appeared in court on Monday, and were remanded to the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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