Costa Mesa police investigating whether 2 robberies are related – Orange County Register

COSTA MESA  Police are investigating whether a pair of robberies late Thursday, June 15, and early Friday, June 16, are related.

Around 10:35 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a report of a silent alarm at the La Quinta Inn at 1515 South Coast Drive. A man entered the motel, confronted an employee and demanded money, said Costa Mesa police Sgt. B. Le.

The robber then said that he had a gun in the waistband of his pants and told employees he would kill them if they didn’t give him cash, according to Le. He fled the bank with about $75 in cash.

The robber is described as Hispanic, in his early 20s, about 5-feet 8-inches tall, 130 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a maroon shirt and dark pants.

Around 1 a.m. Thursday a man was robbed at a Chevron service station at 3191 Harbor Blvd. The victim was pumping gas when a robber with a silver…

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