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On of Pair of Twins Wanted in String of Robberies Shot By Police

A 48-year-old man wanted in connection with a series of eight robberies was shot and wounded by a police officer in Santa Ana, where his twin brother was also arrested.

No officers were injured in the shooting, which was reported about 5:30 p.m. outside a Chevron station in the area of Grand and Fairhaven avenues, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

The suspect, who was struck in the lower body, was hospitalized in stable condition, Bertagna said.

His twin brother was taken into custody at the scene.

Bertagna identified them as Timothy and Thomas Espinosa, but he didn't know which was wounded.

A woman was also arrested after police served a search warrant at a nearby hotel where the brothers were staying, Bertagna said. Her connection to the suspects was not immediately clear.

The twin suspects are believed to be resonponsible for several robberies throughout Santa Ana, according to police. They believe  they targeted a Metro PCS store, a bakery and an income tax service.

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