Man Arrested in Convenience Store Robberies

A tipster identified the suspect and contacted authorities after watching surveillance footage that aired during a local news broadcast, according to police.

By Samia Khan
|  Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014  |  Updated 3:49 AM PDT
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Man Arrested in Convenience Store Robberies

Surveillance cameras captured footage of this man, believed to be 23-year-old Pomona resident Justin Noblitt, as he robbed a 7-Eleven in Chino, CA. on Friday, January 24, 2013.

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Chino Police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for four robberies that all took place within an hour early Friday morning.

Detectives arrested 23-year-old Pomona resident Justin Noblitt at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday night.

Someone watching the news Monday recognized Noblitt in the surveillance footage released by police, and contacted authorities.

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Claremont Police had detained Noblit on an unrelated matter at the time that Chino Police were tipped off.

Noblitt confessed to robbing three 7-Eleven locations and a Shell gas station and claimed up to four more robberies that allegedly took place, according to police. Police are currently looking into those claims.

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Surveillance cameras captured video of a man wielding a knife and grabbing a cash drawer at the 7-Eleven at 12345 Mountain Ave. in Chino at approximately 3:50 a.m. Robberies were also reported at a 7-Eleven located at 4500 Holt Ave. in Montclair, a 7-Eleven located at 2563 S. Euclid Ave in Ontario, and a Shell gas station located at 2215 S. Archibald Ave. in Ontario in the hour that followed.
 

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