Irvine Police Establish Tip Line for Information on Armed Robberies

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Irvine Police Department has established a tip line for information on four armed robberies that have occurred in the City this month. Residents are urged to call 949-724-7394 to report information. Call 9-1-1 for crimes in progress. The Irvine cases are believed to be tied to a string of robberies across Orange County.

The most recent crime in Irvine occurred Wednesday night at 7-Eleven, 8693 Irvine Center Drive. At approximately 11 p.m., the suspect entered the store, brandished a silver handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk refused, and the suspect fled. The suspect is between 5’5” and 5’7” and weighs 130 to 160 pounds. He wore a white T-shirt with a black long-sleeve shirt underneath and concealed his face with a ski mask. Irvine Police believe there is a second suspect involved in the robberies. The suspect is described as 5’9,” weighing approximately 150 pounds.  He has been seen wearing a black windbreaker jacket, an orange beanie, and ski goggles.

Other robberies in Irvine took place at the Doubletree Hotel, 60 Pacifica, on March 1; the Marriott at 7905 Irvine Center Drive on March 11; and the La Quinta Inn, 14972 Sand Canyon, also on March 11.

Callers to the new tip line at 949-724-7394 may choose to remain anonymous. Information can also be provided via email to jsanders@cityofirvine.org.