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Torrance Police Department
Thursday July 5th, 2018 :: 03:21 p.m. PDT


7-Eleven Robber Arrested

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at about 4:30 AM, Torrance Police Patrol Officers arrested an individual suspected of robbing multiple 7-Eleven convenience stores in the area.   Officers initially responded to a call of a robbery at the 7-Eleven located at 20521 Western Avenue at approximately 4:20 AM.  The suspect fled the scene leaving behind a pellet gun and mask.
Ten minutes later, the same suspect, now armed with a knife, committed a second robbery at the 7-Eleven located at 1730 Sepulveda Boulevard.  Responding Officers ultimately found the suspect who was sitting in his vehicle nearby the business. The arrestee is identified as Anthony Leon, 18 yrs of San Pedro. 
Investigators believe this suspect may be connected to additional 7-Eleven convenience store robberies.  On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at approximately 4:20 AM, a suspect robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 18203 Western Avenue.  Armed with a knife, the suspect stole cash from the registers.  
This investigation was conducted under the command of Torrance Police Captain Martin Vukotic of the Special Operations Bureau.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Torrance Police Department at (310) 328-3456.

The Torrance Police Department is grateful for another opportunity to collaborate with the community resulting in the apprehension of those involved in criminal activity.  "See Something, Say Something.”

Sergeant Ronald Harris
Torrance Police Department Public Information Officer
(310) 618-5688

Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-328-3456

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