A 20-year-old Cerritos man and an accomplice remain in custody today on suspicion of robbing several local business on Jan. 8, including the Chevron gas station at Carmenita Road and South Street in Cerritos.
Cameron Sun Becker of Cerritos and Alton Jones, 20, of Los Angeles were arrested on Jan. 9 by Fullerton police. Both suspects remain jailed in lieu of $1 million bail each, according to authorities.
The pair is scheduled to appear at the Orange County Superior Court's North Justice Center on Feb. 25.
According to Buena Park police, an investigation into the duo's alleged crime spree began at about 10 p.m. on Jan. 8 when officers responded to an armed robbery that just occurred at the Pizza Hut located at 5236 Beach Blvd. in Buena Park.
While the officers were at the location conducting their investigation, two other armed robbery calls were reported at the Chevron station located at 7990 Valley View, and the Chevron station at 6071 Beach Blvd. Police quickly determined the three crimes were related based on the suspects’ descriptions.
During one of the hold-ups, a witness told police the suspects were riding in a car described as a gold Audi. The witness also provided a partial license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle, according to Corporal Andy Luong of the Buena Park Police Department.
At that same time, Fullerton police and Cerritos Sheriff's deputies were also investigating commercial robberies in which the pair was tied to based on suspect and vehicle descriptions.
The Cerritos robbery had taken place at the Chevron station in the 13300 block of South Street at 11 p.m. that same night, according to Lt. Allen Castellano of the Cerritos Sheriff's Station.
Shortly after authorities sent out a description of the suspects through the OC Red Broadcast system, a Fullerton patrol officer stopped a vehicle occupied by Becker and Jones.
The two were taken into custody without incident, and a search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of property and cash from the Buena Park robberies, in addition to two weapons, Luong added.
Anyone who may have witnessed one of these crimes is asked to call Buena Park Det. Burciaga at (714) 562-3966.