Deputies are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a Ladera Ranch convenience store at gunpoint.
One of the men allegedly walked into an Arco AM/PM in the 27400 block of Antonio Parkway around 11:20 p.m. Monday and demanded cash from two registers, brandishing a black handgun at the clerk. The second man paced in front of the store just before a robbery, and distracte a witness - who turned out to be an off-duty police officer - during the robbery.
Both men fled on foot, running to the back of adjoining businesses. The off-duty police officer chased after them once the store clerk made him aware of the robbery, but was unable to locate them.
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The man who robbed the store is described as a black man in his 20s. He wore a gray shirt, PJ bottoms and a black baseball cap with a Pittsburgh Steelers emblem. He was wearing gloves and covered his face with a green bandana.
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The second man, who distracted the witness, is described as a black or Hispanic man in his 20s. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a black T-shirt, gray jeans and a red and yellow baseball cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 949-425-1900.