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Garden Grove Police Department
Tuesday September 16th, 2014 :: 11:45 a.m. PDT


Armed Robbery Arrest

Valliant, Alexander Irwin, 3/17/88

On 9/16/14 at 3:55 am, officers were called to the 7-Eleven regarding an armed robbery just occurred. The suspect came into the store wearing a surgical mask, blue latex gloves and brandishing a Glock semi-auto handgun and demanded all of the money out of the register. The clerk gave the suspect the money out of the
register and the suspect then fled, telling the clerk he’d kill him if he calls the police. The suspect was seen leaving the store parking lot southbound on Brookhurst Street in a newer gray Dodge pickup truck. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering and sweat pants with a gray or white stripe down the side. Approximately ten minutes later, officers were checking the surrounding area for the suspect when one officer located a truck matching the description in the area of Magnolia and Yorkshire. The officer approached the vehicle and found the driver, later identified as Valliant, was not wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, but there was one lying on the back seat. Valliant was wearing sweat pants that matched the suspect description and a maroon shirt. Conversation with Valliant led to his admission that he had a gun in the car. Officers had Valliant exit his vehicle and detained him. Additional officers brought the robbery witnesses by the location of the stop and they positively identified Valliant as
the suspect in the robbery.

Valliant was placed under arrest and his vehicle was stored incident to arrest. An inventory search of his vehicle located a loaded .40 caliber Glock semi-auto handgun with an extra magazine, the black hooded sweatshirt, blue latex gloves, a surgical mask and US currency consistent with the amount stolen from the 7-Eleven. Under Miranda, Valliant admitted committing the robbery. Valliant is being booked at the Orange County Jail on charges of robbery, criminal threats and gun possession.

Garden Grove Police Department
11301 Acacia Pkwy
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Emergency: 9-1-1

11011 Brookhurst St
Garden Grove, CA 92840

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