Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s (OCSD) deputies arrested Tyler Mason, 18, Riverside; Quinten Carr, 22, Riverside and Jshaun Jackson, 22, Moreno Valley; in connection with an armed robbery at the Verizon Retail Store located in the 20600 block of Yorba Linda Boulevard. The suspects were taken into custody in the area of Imperial Highway and Bastanchury Road, after deputies saw a Nissan sedan matching the description of the suspect vehicle.
According to OCSD spokesperson, Lt. Jeff Hallock, at approximately 9:50 a.m., deputies responded to a robbery in progress at the Verizon Retail Store. The suspects entered the store and demanded cellular phones while holding a lone employee at gunpoint. The suspects fled the store and left the area in the Nissan sedan. During the preliminary investigation, a witness provided deputies with a suspect vehicle description. Several minutes later, deputies saw the vehicle occupied by Mason, Carr and Jackson. Mason and Jackson were taken into custody near the vehicle after a short foot pursuit; Carr was located in the area approximately two hours later following set of a perimeter and systematic search by deputies. There are no additional suspects believed to be outstanding.
The property taken in the robbery was approximately 40-50 cellular phones; however, investigators are continuing to work with store employees to determine the exact loss. Several of the stolen cellular phones taken were recovered near the vehicle as well as a handgun suspected to have been used in the robbery. Preliminarily, investigators believe the suspects may be connected to another recent robbery and theft in the area.
Mason, Carr and Jackson were arrested for Commercial Robbery, Kidnapping, Criminal Threats and Conspiracy. They were booked into Orange County Jail and are being held on $100,000 bail.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000 or (714) 779-7098. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.